Lionel Messi the Barcelona man very closed in on Gabriel Batistuta’s goals record for Argentina as he scored his 50th for his country.
Barcelona forward player Lionel Messi, 28, brought up his half-century from the penalty spot as Argentina beat Bolivia 2-0 in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.
But it leaves him just six goals short of former Fiorentina and Roma striker Gabriel Batistuta’s tally of 56.
Lionel said, “I am really happy with this goal number 50, but more because we won and this helps to keep growing”.
Lionel Messi now has 449 career goals for club and country over all.
He should get his 500th career goal when Barcelona meet arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga on Saturday 02 April.