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Chelsea Midfielder Enzo Fernandez Helps Messi Score His Fastest Goal
- Lionel Messi needed just 79 seconds to break the deadlock during Argentina's friendly clash against Australia
- The Barcelona legend had Enzo Fernandez to thank for the goal with the Chelsea midfielder setting things up nicely
- Argentina secured a 2-0 win during the tie staged in Beijing with German Pezzella named among the scorers
Football icon, Lionel Messi has added yet another feat to his already illustrious football career.
On Thursday, June 15, the former Paris Saint-Germain superstar scored the fastest-ever goal of his career.
Messi was part of the Argentina squad that faced Australia in a friendly clash staged at the Workers Stadium in Beijing.
Messi scores fastest career goal
Messi needed just 79 seconds from the kickoff to find the back of the net against Australia, with the goal becoming the fastest-ever in his career.
TalkSPORT reports that the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was set up by Chelsea midfielder, Enzo Fernandez and curled in an unstoppable left-footed trademark strike to hand Argentina the lead.
Despite the Barcelona icon's latest milestone, he is still yet to score a goal inside the first minute of a game.
The forward's previous best shot at that was a goal scored at two minutes and six seconds for Barcelona in a Champions League match against Chelsea back in 2018.
Pezzella went on to double Argentina's lead deep in the second half as Argentina stormed to a comfortable win.
The goal scored by Messi was his 103rd in 175 games for Argentina.
Messi unlikely to defend WC
Sports Brief also reported on Messi claiming he will not help Argentina defend their World Cup title in 2026, when La Albiceleste try and defend the title they won in Qatar last December.
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The 35-year-old forward guided his country to its third global title in their history, and their first in 35 years since Diego Maradona won the trophy in 1986 for the South American nation.
Messi - who will be 39 years old when the 2026 World Cup comes around - has claimed the 2022 World Cup was his last with Argentina as he intends to play no part in the title defence.