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Argentina beat Estonia as Lionel Messi makes history

Sports Desk

Lionel Messi has enjoyed a prolific international period after the end of his club season. The forward scored five goals for Argentina against Estonia on Sunday in a 5-0 friendly win.

The forward's scoring performance equalled his career-best between club and country for a single match, tying the mark he set in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.

Messi has enjoyed a fantastic couple of weeks for the Albiceleste, as he played a lead role in their Finalissima victory over Italy last Wednesday.

“What Leo generates is incredible," said team-mate Alejandro Gomez after the match. "We know that in front of the goal he doesn't forgive you."

Head coach Lionel Scaloni added: "I don't know what else to say about Messi, it's very difficult. You have no words left to describe him. Everything he generates is unique and it's a pleasure to have him in this group. I only have words of thanks to him. It's a pleasure to see him."

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