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Lionel Messi had one of his best games for Argentina in a 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday. This helped his team move on to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Messi, who is 35 years old and is playing in his fifth world cup, is known as one of the best football players of all time. He wants to win the title at the age of 35.
Messi, who is the captain of Argentina, scored his 789th goal to give his team a 1-0 lead in the first half of the knockout match at Doha’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. This was his 1,000th game overall.
The scoreline makes it look like it was a tight match, and it was. But Messi had to give something of a master class to put Argentina ahead, and magician did just that.
Messi’s final touch that put the ball in the goal looked pretty easy, but what he did to get there was nothing short of amazing.
Messi said after the game that Argentina is now one step closer to their goal. “We have reached another target. Messi said, “We are one step closer to our objective.” He also thanked the Argentine fans.
Argentina will next face Netherlands in the quarterfinals now.
What’s the cherry on the top?
Lionel Messi has surpassed Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo as the player with the most goals in FIFA World Cup history.
Messi had a great game against Australia in a match before the quarterfinals on Saturday night. He scored a goal, which was his 9th in all World Cups, and now has more than Maradona and Ronaldo, who each scored eight goals in the tournament.
Messi achieved this feat in his 1000th career game. Also, this was the first time Messi scored a goal in the World Cup knockout stage.