Messi becomes Argentina’s most capped international

Messi becomes Argentina’s most capped international
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Lionel Messi has scored 75 goals in 148 appearances for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored twice as he became Argentina’s most capped player in their 4-1 win Copa America win over Bolivia, reports BBC.

The Barcelona forward, 34, made his 148th international appearance, to take Javier Mascherano’s record.

Messi set up Papu Gomez’s sixth-minute opener, before scoring a penalty and adding a second just before half-time to extend his record goals tally to 75.

Elsewhere, Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani scored a 21st-minute penalty as Uruguay beat Paraguay 1-0.

Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez also scored in Argentina’s win and the team are now unbeaten in their last 17 games.

They take on Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Sunday, while Uruguay play Colombia on Saturday.

Hosts Brazil play Chile, while Paraguay face Peru.

Copa America quarter-finals

  • Peru v Paraguay (Friday 22:00 BST)
  • Brazil v Chile (Saturday 01:00 BST)
  • Uruguay v Colombia (Saturday 23:00 BST)
  • Argentina v Ecuador (Sunday 02:00 BST)

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