Paris Saint Germain and Argentine forward, Lionel Messi scored all five goals as Argentina defeated Estonia 5-0 in an international friendly held at El Sadar on Sunday.
Argentina’s ‘Finalissima’ victory over Italy at Wembley on Wednesday saw the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner shine, assisting two goals in a 3-0 victory.
Messi had completed a hat-trick in the 47th minute and then added two more goals in the 67th and 71st minutes to complete the rout.
Messi has now scored five goals in a single match for the second time, the first coming in a Champions League thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.
He now has 769 career goals for club and country after scoring against Estonia.
Messi who turns 35 in June will be looking forward to having a great outing at the World Cup billed for Qatar in November 2022.
Argentina has now gone 33 games without defeat under gaffer Lionel Scaloni
Commenting on his five-goal haul, Scaloni said: “I don’t know what else to say about Messi, it’s very difficult.
“You have no words left to describe him. Everything he generates is unique and it’s a pleasure to have him in this group. I only have words of thanks to him. It’s a pleasure to see him.”
Lionel Sebastián Scaloni is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the coach of the Argentina national team. A player of wide range, he operated as a right back or right midfielder.