According to Opta statistics, 31% of Messi's goals in the Argentine national team came from set kicks, which is much higher than his 19.3% in Barcelona.
It is reported that of the 71 goals scored by Messi for Argentina, 22 of them came from direct free kicks and penalty kicks. The percentage of set-kick goals reached 31% (16 penalty kicks, 6 free kicks). . This data is much higher than the percentage of goals scored by his set kicks at Barcelona. Messi’s percentage of goals scored from set kicks at Barcelona was 19.3% (123 set kicks out of 636 goals, 76 penalty kicks and 47 scores). Free kick).
In Argentina's victory over Ecuador in the South American preliminaries, Messi scored the only goal in the game through a penalty kick.