Lionel Messi regarding as one of the best ever to play the game of football saved Argentina in the second game of the groups stages at the World Cup 2022. With a stunning goal from 25 yards, the 35-year-old, who is widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, gave Argentina the lead.
Lionel Messi delivered when Argentina most needed him the most. That's a stunning moment from the iconic attacker, especially in light of the tremendous strain Messi and his teammates were experiencing at the time.
What A Hit!
However, Messi's second goal of the competition helped the game eventually get up steam.
One of his most significant goals for his country's side may be this goal.
Argentina vs Mexico Game Insight
Despite the fantastic atmosphere, the first half at the Lusail Iconic Stadium was tense as both teams struggled to create strong performances. 15 fouls were committed in the first 45 minutes, but only one shot was successful.
One of the pre-tournament favorites, Argentina, seemed unconvinced after their shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.
The South Americans frequently resembled a shell of the team who won the Copa America in 2021 as they played under pressure to win their second Group C match.
Lionel Messi Equals Diego's Maradona Record
With Messi's fierce goal against Mexico, he tied Diego Maradona's record of eight goals at the Mundial and moved closer to Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina's all-time leading scorer in the game (10 goals).
8 - Lionel Messi has now scored as many World Cup goals as Diego Maradona (8), with only Gabriel Batistuta (10) netting more for Argentina at the tournament overall. Breakthrough. pic.twitter.com/cXIcjGbd3p— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 26, 2022
Argentina turned things around with a victory thanks to a goal and an assist from Messi after suffering a devastating defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of Group C.
By Messi's equaling Maradona's world goals for eight and getting Argentina's first win in the World Cup. He only needs 3 more goals at the World Cup in Qatar to be the leading scorer for Argentina. The million dollar question arise for all football fans and even non-football fans.
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