Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick for Argentina against Guatemala

Posted by - June 15, 2013 - Golazo, South America

Lionel Messi has not had the greatest week, and it isn’t too often you can write that.

However, you can’t keep a man down for long, and the Argentinean wizard put his tax evasion accusations behind him with a hat-trick for his country which took him above Diego Maradona in the national scoring charts.

Messi scored a golazo from 20 yards before a penalty overtook Diego’s record. Finally, Augusto Fernandez squared the ball for Messi to tap home his third.

Messi is just now behind Gabriel Batistuta in an effort to be Argentina’s top goalscorer of all time.