Argentina captain Lionel Messi has set a new record after scoring the fastest goal in his career against Australia.
Argentina and Australia met in a friendly match in Beijing on Thursday for the first time since the World Cup.
The Albiceleste captain made an immediate impact against the Socceroos, as expected.
Messi was able to get on the end of Chelsea star Enzo Fernandez’s assist to curl a delightful shot home within the first 120 seconds of the match, marking a career milestone.
The 35-year-old has now scored a staggering 103 goals in 175 caps for La Albiceleste, and that one was the fastest of his career.
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Despite being 35 years old and scoring over 800 goals in a glittering career, the boy from Rosario has never scored within the first two minutes of a game.
Following Thursday’s strike against Australia at Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium, Messi now only needs a goal within the first 60 seconds of a game to complete the set.
What’s next for Lionel Messi?
The Inter Miami forward impressed against the Albiceleste’s World Cup last-16 opponents on Thursday, but he will not play against Indonesia in a friendly on Monday.