Lionel Messi Records His First Five-Goal Game For Argentina

Prior to Argentina's friendly against Estonia at El Sadar in Pamplona on Sunday, Lionel Messi had only once registered five goals in a single game throughout his illustrious career. That was back in 2012 when Barcelona crushed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 in the Champions League Round of 16.

On Sunday he did it again with the national team, opening the scoring with an eighth-minute penalty, roofing a second before halftime, volleying home his third, adding a very strange fourth and finishing with a strike from 10 yards out for five.  

Messi's total for Argentina now stands at 86 from 162 appearances. The 34-year-old moves above Hungary's Ferenc Puskás and into fourth place all-time

Lionel Messi Five Goals Vs Estonia

Estonia, ranked 110th in the world, was easy work, but Argentina's now gone 33 matches without tasting defeat.

La Albiceleste's next scheduled game is a replay of the abandoned World Cup qualifier against Brazil in September.

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