Cristiano Ronaldo (37, Al Nasr) set a new record (197) for the most appearances in A-match and increased the record for most goals in A-match to 120. Lionel Messi (35, Paris Saint-Germain) also scored his 99th goal in A-match and even reached the professional stage Combined, he scored his 800th career goal.
On the 24th (Korean time), the Argentine national team won 2-0 in an evaluation match against Panama held at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina with goals from Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) and Messi.
Messi, who played full-time, split the net with a left-footed free kick from the front of the penalty arc in the 44th minute of the second half when the team was ahead 1-0. It is the 99th goal in the 173rd appearance in A match. He has scored 701 goals in his professional career, adding 99 goals in A matches to reach 800 goals in his career.
In his professional team, Messi made his debut in the first team of FC Barcelona (Spain) in October 2004 and scored 672 goals in 778 official matches in 17 seasons. After moving to Paris Saint-Germain (France) in August 2021, he played 66 matches and scored 29 goals. 메이저놀이터
The match against Panama, which was the first A-match held after winning the World Cup in Qatar, was nothing short of a celebration of the victory of Argentine players with 80,000 fans of their country. About 1.55 million people gathered to book tickets.
The Argentine national team played the match wearing uniforms with three stars and a champion patch, and at the celebration after the game, the players greeted the fans by lifting a model World Cup trophy.
Messi told the fans that day, “I’ve always dreamed of winning the World Cup trophy and celebrating with you all in Argentina.”