Lionel Messi is expected to feature for the Argentina national team in its upcoming international friendly fixture against Panama at the Estadio Monumental. Messi last featured for Argentina in its 2022 FIFA World Cup-winning run, where he tallied 10 goal contributions over the course of the tournament.
Messi has reached a multitude of historic feats as of late, and he will have an opportunity to make history against Panama.
Overall, the Argentine forward needs a mere one more goal to reach 800 goals in his career.
🎖️ Messi is within touching distance of two major goalscoring milestones… will he hit them both in this international break?
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Messi has scored an astounding 701 goals in his club career to go along with 98 goals in international play for the Argentina national team. He had an opportunity to notch the 800th goal of his career in Paris Saint-Germain’s last three fixtures against Bayern Munich, Brest, and Rennes, but he failed to hit the back of the net in each contest.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner entered the March international break leading Ligue 1 in multiple stats, including goal contributions (26).