Six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi made his 147th appearance for Argentina in their 1-0 victory over Paraguay in Group A in Copa America to equal the appearance record for La Albiceleste.
Sevilla star, Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scored the only goal in the encounter in the 10th minute, from an Angel Di Maria, as they win helped Argentina qualify for the second round.
Javier Mascherano was the stand-alone record holder, after his illustrious spell with Argentina, now Messi has joined the elite group as the player with the most appearance for the South American nation.
The 34-year-old is the highest goalscorer for the national team with 73 goals in his 147 games, 19 goals more than Gabriel Batistuta, who is in second.
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