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Messi equals Maldini’s number sports newspaper

Lionel Messi started the 1,000th match in his professional football career, on Saturday, when he was included in the Argentina squad against Australia in the round of sixteen in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Messi, 35, played his first match in his Barcelona shirt career against Espanyol as a substitute on October 16, 2004.
Messi played 778 matches with Barcelona until 2021, before moving to his current club, Paris Saint-Germain, where he participated in 53 matches with him so far.
In the face of Australia, Messi played his 23rd match in the World Cup since he played for the first time in the 2006 edition, to equal with the Italian star Paolo Maldini, and is a match behind the German Miroslav Klose, and by two matches behind the record holder with 25 matches, the German Lothar Matthaus. .
And Messi can reach the record with 26 matches, if he participates in every match with the Argentine national team until the semi-finals of the current tournament, which means that he will be able to play another match, whether to obtain third place or the title.

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