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Lionel Messi’s Copa America Goal Scoring Record

Lionel Messi is making history once again as he continues to climb the ranks of the all-time top scorers in Copa America matches. The Argentine superstar, who is already the top scorer in the history of the Argentina national team, has scored a total of 13 goals in the prestigious tournament.

Messi first made his mark in the Copa America in 2007, scoring two goals as Argentina finished as runners-up to arch-rivals Brazil. He then experienced heartbreak in back-to-back tournaments, losing to Chile in the final on both occasions.

Despite the setbacks, Messi’s influence on the field has been undeniable, with five goals in the 2016 Copa America Centenario where he missed a crucial penalty in the final shootout. However, his persistence paid off in 2021 when he scored four goals to lead Argentina to their 15th Copa America title.

Interestingly, Messi’s only completed Copa America in which he did not score was the 2011 edition held in Argentina. Throughout his Copa America career, Messi has scored against opponents such as Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Bolivia, showcasing his versatility and prowess on the pitch.

As Argentina prepares for the 2024 Copa America, all eyes will be on Messi once again as he looks to add to his goal tally and lead his team to a record 16th title. With his incredible skill and determination, there is no doubt that Messi will continue to make history in the world of football.

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