Lionel Messi surpassed Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina’s all-time goal scorer in Tuesday’s Copa America Centenario semifinal in Houston.
Argentina advanced to the Copa America final for the second consecutive year thanks a comfortable 4-0 win over the United States as captain Lionel Messi became the nation’s all-time leading goal scorer on Tuesday.
Runner-up to Chile last year, 14-time South American champion Argentina reached the decider of the centenary tournament on a night that Messi made more history with his record-breaking 55th international goal.
Messi’s inch-perfect free kick in the 32nd minute saw him surpass Gabriel Batistuta in stunning fashion in Houston.
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