Kathmandu: Lionel Messi scored his 800th career goal as world champions Argentina beat Panama 2-0 in a friendly on Friday morning.
This is the first match played by Argentina after winning the World Cup title in Qatar last December.
Messi and young player Thiego Almada scored for Argentina in the home match in Buenos Aires.
Messi scored from a free kick in the 89th minute to secure Argentina’s victory.
This is Messi’s 99th goal for the Argentine national team.
Messi became the second player to complete 800 goals in his career.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 830 goals.