In the Argentine national team, Lionel Messi’s first match with the major was on August 17, 2005, in a friendly against Hungary played in Budapest. Unfortunately he was sent off within seconds of entering the field of play. Similarly, the Albiceleste won 2-1 with goals from Maxi Rodríguez and Gabriel Heinze.
Lionel Messi was present 151 times. Among them, there were matches corresponding to four different World Cups (from 2006 to 2018) and six America’s Cups (from 2007 to 2021).
The Argentine star is the top scorer in history in the Argentine team. He scored 76 conquests, the first against Croatia. On that occasion, under the framework of a friendly match, Argentina fell 3-2 but La Pulga started its scoring path.
He has been responsible for 47 assists. Who were the most graceful? Sergio Agüero and Gonzalo Higuaín: both Kun and Pipita, Messi gave 9 goal passes to each.
Not counting Beijing 2008 at the Olympics, as it is not an official title, Lionel Messi has won only one trophy. The same was in the last Copa América in its 2021 edition. In the final, Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 with a goal from Ángel Di María.