Football legend, Pele has showered encomiums on Lionel Messi for breaking his record as the top goal scorer in a South American national team.
Messi scored a hat-trick against Bolivia to overtake Pele as the highest goal scorer in South American football history.
“Hi @leomessi, sorry if I’m late. However, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to congratulate you for another record broken earlier this month,” Pele wrote on Instagram.
Messi now has 79 goals two ahead of Pele on 77.