Messi breaks Pele’s South American men’s goal record


Lionel Messi has broken the South American men’s goals record held by Pele, after neeting his 79th international goal on Thursday night.

Messi scored a sublime hat-trick in Argentina’s World Cup qualifying 3-0 win over Bolivia in Buenos Aires.

It puts him two more goals ahead of the legendary Brazilian.

Only Brazilian stars Marta (109) and Cristiane (96) have scored more overall international goals than Messi.

“I really wanted to be able to enjoy it,” Messi said after the match.

“I waited a long time for this, I looked for it and I dreamedof it. It’s a unique moment for the way it happened after so much waiting.

“There was no better way to celebrate this than to be here. My mother, my brothers are in the stands… They suffered a lot and today, they are here celebrating. I’m very happy.”

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BBNaija: Queen Mercy Atang’s biography, mother, age, net worth

BBNaija: Queen Mercy Atang's biography, mother, age, net worth

BBNaija: Queen Mercy Atang's biography, age, mother, net worth

Queen Mercy Atang is an entrepreneur and an aspiring politician; she made it to the limelight following her participation in the Big Brother Naija season six edition.

For those who don't know, she came into the BBNaija house as a supplement and was not among the original first 20 housemates that started the 2021 edition.

Despite coming in late into the house, Queen has become of the most popular housemates in the house owing to her closeness with the likes of Whitemoney and Pere. She has also sparked up some relationship controversies with Whitemoney.

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