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Leo Messi scores a hat-trick against Bolivia, surpassing Pele’s record

Leo Messi scores a hat-trick against Bolivia, surpassing Pele’s record, Arabic newspaper -Profile News

Lionel Messi scored three goals to lead Argentina to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday and topped the list of South American scorers with 79 goals, ahead of Pele.

Messi opened the scoring after 14 minutes with a shot from outside the penalty area.

He added the second goal after exchanging passes with Lautaro Martinez inside the penalty area and completed the hat-trick two minutes before the end from close range.

This is Messi’s seventh hat-trick with Argentina, and he is two goals ahead of Pele as the top scorer in South America.

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