June 6, 2023

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Emirates News Agency – Messi scores his 800th goal and leads world champions to friendly victory over Panama

ABU DHABI, 24 March / WAM / 3 months after winning the 2022 World Cup, the Argentine national team won its first friendly match after winning the “World Cup” title, joining its Panamanian rival at the “Memorial” Stadium. It ended with a 2-0 win in front of 83,000 fans in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

Just like the matches the team played in the 2022 World Cup, yesterday’s match was not without the legendary figures of superstar Lionel Messi, the captain of the team, who owns many achievements in his football career at the club level. and his country’s national team.
Messi scored his team’s second goal against the Panamanian national team (this morning, Emirates time) and Messi reached the 800 goal mark in his football career, his 99th goal. Country.
With this, Messi became one goal away from joining the 100 international goals club, which is shared only by Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (120 goals) and Iran’s Ali Dei (109 goals).
Messi cemented his position as the second highest goalscorer in the world with clubs and national teams in common, with only Portugal’s Ronaldo ahead of him with 830 goals.
Messi set several records at the 2022 World Cup, crowning his career in the tournament with his first title with the team in World Cup competitions.
Messi’s 800-goal ban was unremarkable in yesterday’s match, but his young team-mate Thiago Almada succeeded in scoring his first goal for the club and opened the scoring for the team following Messi’s volley. A free kick is fired in and Almada / 21 years / goes off the post to fire on target.

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Ahmad al-Boutli / Ahmad Zahran