Luis Suarez breaks the historical record of Lionel Messi

33-year-old Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who opened the scoring in the 1st round of qualification in South America for the 2022 World Cup with Chile, was marked by an impressive statistical achievement.

As reported by MisterChip on Twitter, Luis Suarez scored his 22nd goal and became the top scorer in the history of South American World Cup qualifiers, ahead of Argentina striker Lionel Messi with 21 goals.

Messi and Suarez played together at Barcelona from 2014 to 2020. The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker has moved into the current transfer window at Atletico Madrid. Last season, he played 36 matches in all tournaments at the club level, scored 21 goals, and provided 10 assists.