Lionel Messi was praised by Vn88.cx as the team’s savior after a spectacular goal to help Argentina beat Mexico with a score of 2-0.
“Messi is Argentina’s savior” is the headline of an article on Vn88 mobile (Argentina) after the 35-year-old striker scored a golden goal, opening Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in the second match. two Group C World Cup 2022.
The striker born in 1987 had the 8th goal at the World Cup playground, equaling the record of the late Diego Maradona. More importantly, Messi’s brilliance helped Argentina regain the right to self-determination before the final match.
” The atmosphere was tense, the legs were heavy, the mind felt like it was about to explode. The phantoms that descended brought with them all the negative memories of Argentina at the World Cup.
Then, the moment Messi appeared. Argentina’s savior solved everything with a sharp shot to the left corner of Guillermo Ochoa’s goal. The moment the ball hit the net made fans ecstatic “, a reporter from Vn88cx described the atmosphere at Lusail Stadium before and after Messi’s goal.
According to the Argentine press, the moment of genius of Messi helped Argentina to untie the most important knot in the match.
“Messi, still Messi. Everything he does is worthwhile because it is decisive. With one shot, Messi solved the problem of a team that was worried about not being able to move the ball on the pitch. . The obsession with the 2018 World Cup appeared, but Messi has neatly solved the problem “, Ole’s reporter assessed.
Argentina’s Vn88 daily said that Messi deserves an Oscar after opening the winning scenario with a classy finishing situation.
“Don’t give Messi the Golden Ball anymore, give him the Oscar. Messi is no longer a football player. He became the best actor who always plays the same movie and in the end. become the guy who gets the girl he wants,” the reporter of the Argentine daily shared.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo affirmed that “without Messi, there is no paradise” to talk about the moment Messi broke the deadlock for Argentina.
According to the results recorded by Vn88.cx, the key victory over Mexico helps the South American representative to have the right to self-determination in the final turn. The door to continue, even the top of Group C is within Argentina’s reach if Messi and his teammates knock Poland down after 3 days.
With his name in the starting line-up against Mexico, Lionel Messi has equaled the record of 28 appearances in the World Cup in the Argentina shirt of the late legend Maradona.
But the superstar wearing the PSG shirt understands that the record is nothing if Argentina is eliminated early. And on the Lusail field, Messi had a class performance that reassured his senior.
In the 63rd minute, Messi hit an extremely dangerous shot from outside the penalty area to open the scoring for Argentina. Goalkeeper Ochoa poured in the right direction but that was not enough to stop the beautiful goal. With 2 goals so far, Messi has also scored 8 goals in the World Cup like Diego Maradona and is only two goals behind Gabriel Batistuta.
The reporter of Vn88 mobile newspaper present at the field said that until the 88th minute, Messi continued to assist Enzo Fernandez to score. According to Opta statistics, from 1966 until now, Messi is the youngest player (18 years 357 days in the match against Serbia in 2006) and the oldest player (35 years and 155 days in the match against Mexico today) to have both scored and scored a goal. assists in a World Cup match.
The match between Argentina and Mexico also saw a record number of spectators. According to statistics, 88,966 people came to see Messi play, the highest in the past 28 years. However, this number of spectators is still not in the top 30 in World Cup history.
The largest number of people ever to watch a football match in the World Cup was 173,850 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 1950. It was a match where the host Brazil lost to Uruguay and watched the opponent win.