PAMPLONA: Lionel Messi scored all five of Argentina’s goals as they thrashed Estonia 5-0 in a friendly on Sunday evening. Messi became the first Argentine to score five goals in a game since 1942, while he is also the first player in history to score five goals in both a Champions League and international fixture. His exploits came just five days after creating two sparkling goals in the Finalissima, where Argentina beat European champions Italy 3-0 at Wembley. The South American side continued their European tour by playing Estonia – 110th in the FIFA world rankings – at the Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain. The Basque city is famous for its bull runs, but it was Messi who ran amok against Estonia. He opened the scoring with a penalty after just eight minutes, before adding a second goal just before half-time by firing into the top corner. The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has won seven Ballon d’Or titles, continued to score in the second half. While his third was from short range, Messi’s fourth goal saw him round goalkeeper Matvei Ifonen, before he completed the rout in the 76th minute by converting a rebound from Paolo Dybala’s shot. He is now the fourth highest goalscorer in the history of men’s international football, having scored 86 goals for Argentina. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored two goals of his own in Portugal’s 4-0 Nations League rout of Switzerland, leads the way with 117. Speaking after the game, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said: “I don’t know what else to say about Messi, I have no words left to describe it. It is something unique, it is a pleasure to have it, it is a pleasure to train it. He is a heritage of world football, the day he doesn’t play anymore we will miss him.” Argentina are in Group C at the 2022 World Cup, and will play Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.