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Lionel Messi broke record in Argentina’s win over Bolivia

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Lionel Messi broke another record during his latest outing for Argentina.

Argentina see off Bolivia

Argentina faced off with Bolivia in their latest Copa America outing in the early hours of Tuesday.

Argentina headed into the tie having won two and drawn one of their opening three Copa America games this summer.

Said results had seen Argentina climb to 1st place in their group, though Uruguay were only behind them by three points.

Lionel Messi broke record in Argentina’s win over Bolivia

SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA – JUNE 03: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team with Rodrigo De Paul during a match between Argentina and Chile as part of South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 at Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades on June 03, 2021 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. (Photo by Juan Mabromata – Pool/Getty Images)

Lionel Scaloni’s side were able to maintain that advantage in top spot, however, with a comfortable 3-1 win vs Bolivia.

And unsurprisingly, Lionel Messi was the star of the show for his country.

The Barcelona standout would score two of Argentina’s four goals on Tuesday, whilst also providing the below assist for the opening goal of the day after just six minutes.

Tuesday’s brace was also Messi’s first for Argentina since back in 2019:

Messi breaks Argentina record

On the back of his latest starring showing, it has been revealed that Lionel Messi has broken an Argentinian record.

Messi has broken Argentina’s record for the most national team appearances, taking to the field for the 148th time in his career for his country.

The record had previously been held by one of Messi’s former Barcelona teammates, Javier Mascherano.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.