Messi arrived in Rosario accompanied by Lo Celso and Di María. Photo: Juan Jose Garcia / Rosario
Lionel Messi arrived on Monday morning, after half past eight, at Rosario airport. He did it aboard his private jet that brought him non-stop to the country once the friendly against Estonia was over, in which he scored five goals and equaled an 80-year record in the Argentine national team. He arrived accompanied by Ángel Di María, Giovani Lo Celso and Rodrigo De Paul – who a few minutes later got back on the plane to Buenos Aires -.
Messi will find himself in his city with Antonela Roccuzzo, his partner, and their children Thiago, Mateo and Ciro, who have been resting for several days in their home on the outskirts of Rosario. And from there a holiday will begin that will serve to recharge the batteries after a complex season with Paris Saint Germain, but enriching at the helm of an Argentine national team that is excited to do a good job in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
De Paul and Lo Celso accompanied Messi and Di María. Photo: Juanjo Garcia / Rosario
Out of 30, PSG scored five goals this Sunday (re-poker, it is said in Spain) in Argentina’s 5-0 win against the Baltic national team. It was a colossal performance that allowed him to emulate a historic record that only two players had achieved with the black and white shirt more than 80 years ago.
Juan Marvezzy was the first to score five goals for Argentina on February 16, 1941, in Ecuador’s 6-1 defeat to South American Chile. A year later, in January 1942, Charro Moreno did the same with a 12-0 win, again on the team led today by Gustavo Alfaro.
In addition, Messi has reached 86 goals with the biancocelesti and has already taken 32 from the second Gabriel Batistuta. But in addition, he overtook the Hungarian Ferenc Puskas and was in fourth place among the top scorers of the national teams. In front of Cristian Ronaldo (Portugal), 115 in 188 games; Ali Daei (Iran), 109 in 149; and Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia), 89 out of 143. Lionel has 86 out of 162. In fifth place was Puskas, who scored 84 goals in 89 games.
Di María gets off Messi’s jet. Photo: Juanjo Garcia
“We could not have closed the season in a better way. We won the Grand Final and today we added more minutes in preparation for the World Cup. Thanks again to all those who took to the field and to those who follow us from afar. We will rest for a few days and return. ! ” Very early! A hug to everyone! “, Messi wrote on his Instagram account before boarding the plane.
The answers came early. One of the first to respond was Marcelo Tinelli who alluded to the greatness of the 10 who never talked about his five goals: “What a genius you are for God! And your humility makes you even more different. Remember that to everyone, even if Leo does. Don’t say it, today he scored 5 goals, his all-time record in the national team !! We love you “, wrote the driver. Also, Angel Di María responded with a “Mamita” and five balls in reference to his “king-poker”.
Messi arrived in Rosario. Photo: Juanjo Garcia
Even if the most awaited answer was that of Antonela, Leo’s unconditional companion, who was decisive in her message: “That’s it! Now at home, we miss you”. And shortly after, he congratulated him on a post about him.