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Dirty Tackle

Lionel Messi surpasses Maradona on Argentina’s all-time scoring list with hat trick

Brooks Peck
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It apparently takes more than a hamstring injury and accusations of tax fraud to keep Lionel Messi from scoring goals as he completed a hat trick before the 50th minute of Argentina's 4-0 win friendly win against Guatemala. With that trio of goals (the one shown above being the standout), Messi has now surpassed Diego Maradona's 34 goals on Argentina's all-time top scorer's list and matched Hernan Crespo for second with 35 goals. Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta tops the list with 56 goals, which Messi will probably reach in his next match.

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