BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Star Lionel Messi will shout out his 100th goal on his Argentina jersey against the chosen unknown from Curacao on Tuesday in the second friendly to celebrate the World Cup triumph in Qatar. will do.
The 35-year-old was one step away from that unprecedented mark after scoring one of his goals from an Albiceleste free-kick in a 2-0 win over Panama at Buenos Aires’ Monumental Stadium last Thursday. . The world champion reunites with the Argentine public on court to debut his third star on their shield.RELATED
With that goal, Messi also reached a total of 800 in his career.
A new challenge for the Argentina captain is to increase his mark to 100 as the top scorer for his country. No other player has scored as many goals for Argentina. The opportunity to achieve this will take place this Tuesday at the Madre de Ciudades stadium in the province of Santiago del Estero in the north of the country. The 42,000 tickets that went on sale were sold out.
Messi is a fixture, but Lionel Scaroni could recruit a player who hasn’t played or who hasn’t played in minutes against Panama.
The likely formation would be Emiliano Martinez, Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzera, Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Acuna. Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Gio Lo Celso, Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolas Gonzalez.
Curacao is ranked 86th in the FIFA team rankings.
His best performance came in the final qualifying round of the World Cup in Qatar. rice field.
Captain Cuco Martina and striker Leandro Vacuna expressed their admiration for Messi before the friendly and officially called for the distribution of 23 10 shirts to the team.