Well-deserved vacations: Messi will be a few days off in Argentina after achieving a historic goal record against Estonia

Leo Messi and other players of the selection of Argentina landed this Monday at Rosario airport to enjoy their vacationafter thrashing Estonia 5-0 this Sunday and beating Italy in last Wednesday’s ‘Finalissima’.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or arrived in his hometown at around 8:30 local time (11:30 GMT) in the company of a group of colleagues, including Giovani Lo Celso and Ángel di María, also from Rosario, according to a TyC Sports broadcast.

Over the next few weeks, Messi and the rest of the Argentine players will rest with their sights set on the following seasonmarked by the World Cup in Qatar, where the Albiceleste will officially debut on November 22 against Saudi Arabia.

The optimism could not be greater: Lionel Scaloni’s side, who have gone 33 games without losing, easily won their last two FIFA rounds against Italy (0-3) and Estonia (5-0).

In that last friendly, played at the El Sadar stadium in Pamplona (Spain), Messi scored all five goals for his team, something he had never achieved with the Albiceleste and that places him just one step away from accessing the podium of historical scorers with national teams.

That repóker of goals leaves the current striker of Paris Saint Germain in fourth place in the historical table with 86 goals, only surpassed by the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who with his triplet against Switzerland accumulates 117 goals; by the Iranian Ali Daei (109) and the Malaysian Mokhtar Dahari (89).

We couldn’t close the season better. We won the ‘Finalissima’ and today we added more minutes preparing for the World Cup. Thanks again to everyone who came to the pitch and to those who follow us from a distance”, Messi wrote on his Instagram profile at the end of the match against Estonia.