Argentina have entered the path of success, after winning their second group match against Panama, with magical Lionel Messi being instrumental to the 5-0 success. Messi came in as substitute in the 61st minutes, and scored a hat-trick which gave Argentina a quarter-final ticket.
The win gives the team hope for a first senior international trophy in 23 years, and the Barcelona forward has called for calmness.
Gerardo Martino’s team go into their final group game against Bolivia having already qualified for the quarter-finals, but Messi wants to take things slow.
Argentina will be playing Bolivia in their final group match, and Messi believes that after that match every other match in the quarter-final is going to be difficult.
“I hope it is our Copa, it is what we want, but we must be calm,” the Barcelona forward told Ole.
The hat-trick puts Lionel Messi’s all-time goals for Argentina to 53 as he remains in second position, while Gabriel Batistuta who is the all-time highest goal scorer for Argentina has 56. Three more goals in this tournament could do the magic for the Barcelona forward.