Status: 09/28/2022 07:40 a.m

    The series is getting scary with a view to the World Cup: Argentina has played the 35th game in a row without defeat, Lionel Messi is celebrating a big anniversary.

    And another brace: Superstar Lionel Messi only scored twice on Saturday (September 24th, 2022) in the 3-0 (2-0) win of two-time world champions Argentina against Honduras and was once again the outstanding player for the South Americans. Now the attacker from Paris St. Germain added two goals in the 3-0 (1-0) win over Jamaica and broke another sound barrier in his unique career: Messi celebrated his 100th victory with the Argentine national team.

    164 games, 90 goals

    The 35-year-old has 90 goals in 164 games for Argentina. Messi came on as a second-half substitute and scored twice (86′, 89′). In the 13th minute, Kúlian Alvarez made it 1-0.

    Previously against Honduras, the former world footballer scored in injury time in the first half with a penalty kick (45+2 minutes) and again after the break (69th). Lautaro Martínez (16th) took the lead.

    Last defeat three years ago

    With a befitting victory, Argentina remained unbeaten for the 35th time in a row. Their last defeat so far was the “selection” 2019 in the Copa America semifinals.

    At the upcoming World Cup finals in Qatar (November 20 to December 18), Argentina will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in preliminary round group C.

    Enormous alternatives for Scaloni

    The biggest “problem” for coach Lionel Scaoli at the moment seems to be keeping his fantastic squad happy – because even stars like Angel Di Maria or Angel Correa are sometimes on the bench.

    Not even in the squad are the new Romans Paulo Dybala or Mauro Icardi, whom Paris St. Germain loaned to Galatasaray.