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first_imgLionel Messi Batistuta annoyed ‘extraterrestrial’ Messi broke his record Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:09 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LionelMessi - Cropped Getty Images Lionel Messi Argentina Friendlies World Cup WC Qualification South America The Argentine legend admitted to being slightly perturbed by the Barcelona star surpassing his goalscoring record Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta admitted he was annoyed Lionel Messi broke his goalscoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an “extraterrestrial”.Messi broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America Centenario last year, and has since moved seven clear.Argentina 8/1 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The duo are well ahead of Sergio Aguero and Hernan Crespo, with the Manchester City star netting his 35th in Argentina’s 1-0 friendly win over Russia on Saturday.Batistuta said he was frustrated to have Messi break his mark, but he paid tribute to the Barcelona superstar.”Did it annoy me that Messi took the record? A little, yes,” he told Telefe.”It was a title that I held. It’s not just any old thing. You go around the world and people say, ‘He’s the top scorer for the Argentina national team’.”I think I got to 54 or something like that. Lionel has more and will get almost double what I did.”But the advantage I have is that I’m second to an extraterrestrial.”Batistuta won two Copa America titles and a Confederations Cup with Argentina, while Messi remains without a trophy on the international level.last_img read more