Messi Ties Batistuta’s Record
Lionel Messi has delivered what many of the 59,183 fans in attendance wanted from his first-ever visit to Gillette Stadium: the chances to celebrate a goal scored by one of soccer’s best-ever players. Messi scored in the 60th minute of Argentina’s Copa America 2016 quarterfinal win over Venezuela on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The goal was Messi’s fourth of Copa America, a tournament high at this stage. Messi also tied Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer, with 54.