The five time world player of the year, Lionel Messi on Wednesday became the Argentina’s all time goal scorer after scoring in the Cops America semifinal against the United States.
The Barcelona superstar scored his 55th goal on Wednesday taking over the reigns from Gabriel Batistuta who scored 54 goals in 78 appearances for Argentina.
Messi scored his record goal in the 32nd minute with a brilliant and well curled free kick from 25 yards to give double the lead against the United States.
Lionel Messi and Argentina are participating in Copa America and he has score five goals in the tournament, he is trailing behind Chilean Eduardo Vargas who has scored six goals in the same tournament.
Since he came back from injury, the Barcelona na d Argentina star has been showing his deadly instincts in the field of play. In a previous game against Paraguay, he came from the bench to bang three goals in in five nil win.
Argentina have reached the Cops America finals and they are favourites to clinch the golden trophy.