Lionel Messi leads Argentina in Copa America He scored 46 goals in 20 games in the tournament. Messi has contributed 3 of Argentina’s 7 goals in 4 matches. Neymar is just behind with two goals. Messi and Neymar are on par with two assists. Messi, who is playing in the sixth Copa del Rey, has a combined total of 12 goals. Messi needs just 5 goals to reach this record. Three more matches later, he holds the record for most Copa America games played by Chilean Sergio Livingston. Argentina fans have high hopes as the quarter-finals begin on Saturday.