Messi holds the record for most national team goals (31) in South American qualification tournaments. He passed Suarez.
Lionel Messi set a new record for goals scored in South American qualifying rounds.
In Argentina’s 2-0 win over Peru, the forward scored his 31st goal in World Cup qualifying.
Messi has jumped ahead of Luis Suarez, who has 29 goals for Uruguay in South American qualifying competitions.