Messi scores hat-trick in 7-0 victory, achieves personal milestone

Lionel Messi has scored a hat-trick in Argentina’s 7-0 win against Curaçao. He even got an assist, while Nicolás González, Enzo Fernández, Di Maria and Gonzalo Montiel each scored a goal of their own. Messi was surprisingly able to complete his hat-trick within just the first half. Following this hat-trick, he has 5 goal contributions in Argentina’s 2 post-World Cup games. In this match, Messi scored his 100th international goal, an incredible achievement.

Meanwhile, fans had been disappointed that Paulo Dybala did not get a lot of playing time in the World Cup. However, despite only coming on against Curuçao in the 67th minute, he was able to get an assist.