(Video) Lionel Messi inches closer to a historic Pele record after scoring a vintage penalty goal vs Bolivia

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Argentina star Lionel Messi continues to get closer to setting one major CONMEBOL record.

After Sevilla playmaker Alejandro Gomez won a penalty attempt for Argentina during its 2021 Copa America group stage fixture against Bolivia, Lionel Messi stepped up to the plate to take the key attempt.

Without much of an issue, Messi slotted home the penalty attempt with ease for his 74th career international goal.

(Pictures from FOX Sports 1)

For the moment, four more goals for Messi would put him above Pele for the most international goals scored all-time by a South American player.

This would be just another record in the memorable career of the Barcelona forward.

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