Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has expressed joy after making history in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-0 win over Uruguay on Monday.
Messi became the first South American to score 80 international goals as Argentina defeated Uruguay at Monumental.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward opened the scoring for his side before Rodrigo De Paul made it 2-0 for Argentina before half-time.
Lautaro Martinez then made it 3-0 for La Albiceleste in the second half.
Reacting, Messi, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, said, “How nice to be able to enjoy these moments that we are living! Great triumph !!! Thanks again for how you make me feel.”
“We played a great game. Everything worked out perfectly,” Messi further said at his post-match press conference.
“Uruguay waits for you and they generate danger. Once we got the first goal we started to find space and the goals appeared.”
Argentina will now face Peru in their next World Cup qualifier on Friday.