Argentinian Lionel Messi scored his 100th international victory by scoring two goals from his national team’s hat-trick against Jamaica in a friendly in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar in New Jersey, bringing the Tango team closer to Italy’s record unbeaten streak .

The 35-year-old French Paris Saint-Germain star raised his tally to 90 goals in 164 games after coming on as a substitute in the second half at the Red Bull Arena.

Messi’s goals confirmed victory for the South American side, who went 35 games unbeaten in a streak that began in 2019 after losing the Copa América final and just two games short of the Italian team’s world record of 37 matches. from 2018 to 2022).

And Messi, who also scored two goals in a friendly win over Honduras in Miami on Friday, delighted fans with a stunning performance coming on for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez in the 56th minute.