With three balls in the net and two passes to his teammates, the Albicelste ace is isolated as the top scorer in the competition and is tied with Neymar, from Brazil, as main assistant
Lionel Messi was the highlight of the group stage of the America Cup, which ended last Monday, 28, with the victory of Argentina over Bolivia, in addition to the triumph of Uruguay against Paraguay, both matches valid for group A. With three goals scored and two assists for his teammates, the Albicelste ace is isolated the top scorer of the competition and is tied with Neymar, from Brazil, as the main “waiter”. In this way, the Barcelona forward participated directly in five of the seven goals scored by the Argentine national team.
Messi hit the net in the 1-1 draw with Chile, noting a beautiful free kick, and twice against the Bolivian team, when he converted a penalty and covered the goalkeeper by doing a painting. Still facing Bolivia, he served Pau Gómez to open the scoring for the rout. Already against Uruguay, the shirt 10 gave the pass for Guido Rodríguez to score the winning goal. Now, the star returns to focus on the Ecuador, opponent of the quarterfinals. The match is scheduled for next Saturday, 3, at the Estádio Olímpico, in Goiânia.
list of top scorers
- Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 3 goals
- Neymar (Brazil) – 2 goals
- Papu Gómez (Argentina) – 2 goals
- Eduardo Vargas (Chile) – 2 goals
- Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) – 2 goals
- Ayrton Preciado (Ecuador) – 2 goals
- Ángel Romero (Paraguay) – 2 goals
- Erwin Saavedra (Bolivia) – 2 goals
- André Carillo (Peru) – 2 goals