With an impressive performance in the opening match at Copa America, Messi officially surpassed Ronaldo with an impressive achievement.
At dawn today (June 15, Vietnam time), Argentina had an opening match in the framework of Copa America 2021, facing Chile. In this encounter, Lionel Messi continued to leave his mark with a beautiful free kick, but that was not enough for La Albicelestes to win all 3 points.
In a day of unconvincing defense, Argentina had to concede a goal in the second half, thereby ending the opening match with a 1-1 draw. Although he could not help the team win, but with a goal in this match, Lionel Messi officially surpassed his great rival Ronaldo in the record of free kicks.
Specifically, with a goal scored in the 33rd minute in the encounter with Chile, the Argentine superstar increased his total number of goals from free kicks to 57. This means that Messi has more than Ronaldo. 1 free kick goal in his entire career (up to now).
Specifically, the 33-year-old superstar has had 50 free-kick goals in Barcelona and 7 goals in the national team. This number with Cristiano Ronaldo is 13 at Manchester United, 32 at Real Madrid and 10 in Portugal, respectively.
Messi’s achievement this time is even more impressive when in 2017, El Pulga is still behind Ronaldo to 18 goals from the free kick. In the last 4 years, Barca’s striker has scored a total of 26 goals from free kicks. Even Spain’s Marca newspaper won words for Lionel Messi when calling the Argentine superstar “King of free kicks”.
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