Lionel Messi came into Argentina’s 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture against Bolivia with two goals needed to pass Pele for the most international goals scored ever by a CONMEBOL player.
In typical Messi fashion, he scored two goals to break this record, as he now sits at 78 career international goals.
First, Messi tied Pele on this goals leaderboard with one stunning long-distance score over the early stages of the fixture.
In the second half, he became the leader in this historic goals list following the double against Bolivia.
Messi just continues to make history at this stage in his notable career.