Lionel Andrés Messi - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Argentinian player, who scored 45 international goals in 97 matches, has entered the symbolic but exclusive circle of players with Two Score Goals for his national team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Cap  Goals    Date	Venue		Opponent       Score	Competition

  1         17- 8-05	Budapest	Hungary 	2-1	
  2          3- 9-05	Asunción	Paraguay	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
  3          9-10-05	Buenos Aires	Peru    	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
  4         12-10-05	Montevideo	Uruguay 	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
  5         16-11-05	Doha    	Qatar   	3-0	
  6  1   1   1- 3-06	Basel   	Croatia 	2-3	
  7      1  30- 5-06	Salerno 	Angola  	2-0	
  8  1   2  16- 6-06	Gelsenkirchen	Serbia-Monten.	6-0	World Cup
  9      2  21- 6-06	Frankfurt	Netherlands	0-0	World Cup
 10      2  24- 6-06	Leipzig 	Mexico  	2-1	World Cup
 11      2   3- 9-06	London  	Brazil  	0-3	
 12      2  11-10-06	Murcia  	Spain   	1-2	
 13      2   2- 6-07	Basel   	Switzerland	1-1	
 14  2   4   5- 6-07	Barcelona	Algeria 	4-3	
 15      4  28- 6-07	Maracaibo	United States	4-1	Copa América
 16      4   2- 7-07	Maracaibo	Colombia	4-2	Copa América
 17      4   5- 7-07	Barquisimeto	Paraguay	1-0	Copa América
 18  1   5   8- 7-07	Barquisimeto	Peru    	4-0	Copa América
 19  1   6  11- 7-07	Puerto Ordaz	Mexico  	3-0	Copa América
 20      6  15- 7-07	Maracaibo	Brazil  	0-3	Copa América
 21      6  22- 8-07	Oslo    	Norway  	1-2	
 22      6  11- 9-07	Melbourne	Australia	1-0	
 23      6  13-10-07	Buenos Aires	Chile   	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 24  1   7  16-10-07	Maracaibo	Venezuela	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 25      7  17-11-07	Buenos Aires	Bolivia 	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 26  1   8  20-11-07	Bogotá  	Colombia	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
 27  1   9   4- 6-08	San Diego	Mexico  	4-1	
 28      9   8- 6-08	East Rutherford	United States	0-0	
 29      9  15- 6-08	Buenos Aires	Ecuador 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 30      9  18- 6-08	Belo Horizonte	Brazil  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 31      9   6- 9-08	Buenos Aires	Paraguay	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 32      9  10- 9-08	Lima    	Peru    	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 33  1  10  11-10-08	Buenos Aires	Uruguay 	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 34     10  15-10-08	Santiago	Chile   	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 35  1  11  11- 2-09	Marseille	France  	2-0	
 36  1  12  28- 3-09	Buenos Aires	Venezuela	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
 37     12   1- 4-09	La Paz  	Bolivia 	1-6	World Cup Qualifier
 38     12   6- 6-09	Buenos Aires	Colombia	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 39     12  10- 6-09	Quito   	Ecuador 	0-2	World Cup Qualifier
 40     12   5- 9-09	Rosario 	Brazil  	1-3	World Cup Qualifier
 41     12   9- 9-09	Asunción	Paraguay	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 42     12  10-10-09	Buenos Aires	Peru    	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 43     12  14-10-09	Montevideo	Uruguay 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 44  1  13  14-11-09	Madrid  	Spain   	1-2	
 45     13   3- 3-10	München 	Germany 	1-0	 
 46     13  12- 6-10    Johannesburg    Nigeria         1-0     World Cup
 47     13  17- 6-10    Johannesburg    South Korea     4-1     World Cup
 48     13  22- 6-10    Polokwane       Greece          2-0     World Cup
 49     13  27- 6-10    Johannesburg    Mexico          3-1     World Cup
 50     13   3- 7-10    Cape Town       Germany         0-4     World Cup
 51     13  11- 8-10    Dublin          Ireland         1-0
 52  1  14   7- 9-10    Buenos Aires    Spain           4-1
 53     14   8-10-10    Saitama         Japan           0-1
 54  1  15  17-11-10    Doha            Brazil          1-0
 55  1  16   9- 2-11    Genève          Portugal        2-1
 56     16  26- 3-11    East Rutherford United States   1-1
 57  1  17  20- 6-11    Buenos Aires    Albania         4-0
 58     17   1- 7-11    La Plata        Bolivia         1-1     Copa América
 59     17   6- 7-11    Santa Fe        Colombia        0-0     Copa América
 60     17  11- 7-11    Córdoba         Costa Rica      3-0     Copa América
 61     17  16- 7-11    Córdoba         Uruguay         1-1 [1] Copa América
 62     17   2- 9-11    Kolkata         Venezuela       1-0
 63     17   6- 9-11    Dhaka           Nigeria         3-1
 64  1  18   7-10-11    Buenos Aires    Chile           4-1	World Cup Qualifier
 65     18  11-10-11    Puerto La Cruz  Venezuela       0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 66     18  11-11-11    Buenos Aires    Bolivia         1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 67  1  19  15-11-11    Barraquilla     Colombia        2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 68  3	22  29- 2-12	Bern		Switzerland	3-1
 69  1	23   2- 6-12	Buenos Aires	Ecuador		4-0	
 70  3	26   8- 6-12	East Rutherford	Brazil		4-3
 71  1	27  15- 8-12	Frankfurt	Germany		3-1
 72  1	28   7- 9-12	Córdoba		Paraguay	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
 73	28  11- 9-12	Lima		Peru		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 74  2	30  12-10-12	Mendoza		Uruguay		3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 75  1	31  16-10-12	Santiago	Chile		2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 76 	31  14-11-12	Riyadh		Saudi Arabia	0-0
 77	31   6- 2-13	Stockholm	Sweden		3-2
 78  1	32  22- 3-13	Buenos Aires	Venezuela	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 79	32  26- 3-13	La Paz		Bolivia		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 80	32   7- 6-13	Buenos Aires	Colombia	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 81	32  11- 6-13	Quito		Ecuador		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 82  3	35  14- 6-13	Cd. Guatemala	Guatemala	4-0
 83  2  37  10- 9-13    Asunción        Paraguay        5-2	World Cup Qualifier
 84     37   5- 3-14    Bucuresti       Romania         0-0
 85     37   4- 6-14	Buenos Aires	Trinidad/Tobago 3-0 
 86  1  38   7- 6-14	La Plata	Slovenia        2-0
 87  1  39  15- 6-14	Rio de Janeiro	Bosnia-Herzeg.  2-1	World Cup
 88  1  40  21- 6-14	Belo Horizonte	Iran            1-0	World Cup
 89  2	42  25- 6-14	Porto Alegre	Nigeria         3-2	World Cup
 90	42   1- 7-14	São Paulo	Switzerland     1-0	World Cup
 91	42   5- 7-14	Brasilia	Belgium         1-0	World Cup
 92	42   9- 7-14	São Paulo	Netherlands     0-0 [2]	World Cup 
 93	42  13- 7-14	Rio de Janeiro	Germany         0-1	World Cup
 94	42  11-10-14	Beijing		Brazil	        0-2
 95  2	44  14-10-14	Hongkong	Hongkong        7-0
 96  1  45  12-11-14    London          Croatia         2-1
 97	45  18-11-14    Manchester      Portugal        0-1

[1]  Argentina lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.
[2]  Argentina won 4-2 on penalty kicks.


Total Record

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    97    58   19   20   175-  86     135       69.59

45 Goals in 97 Matches (% 0.46 per match)

Types of             Matches  Goals

Friendlies      	38      25
World Cup		15       5
World Cup Qualifier	34	13
Copa América       	10	 2

Total caps / goals: 	97	45


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