Messi added 26 goals with the national team and is now the fourth leading scorer
New Jersey, June 9, 2012
Lionel Messi shone with Argentina against Brazil in the friendly match that was played in America by scoring three times and consecrate the triumph.
With these three goals, Messi managed to score a total of 26 and is positioned behind Diego Maradona who is 34, then follows Hernan Crespo with 35 and Gabriel Batistuta on top with 56.
La Pulga (The Flea, Messi nickname) baseless left his critics who have claimed on his inability to score goals with the national team.
Messi scored in the last fourth games with the blue and white, showing that it is a key player in the team and can shine almost like Barcelona.
With the cycle of Alejandro Sabella, Lio has nine goals to his credit in nine games. His successes were against Colombia, Switzerland (3), Ecuador and Brazil (2) and prior to Chile in qualifying.