Messi is the king of Argentina’s goals in the World Cup

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Leo Messi celebrates (Radad Jabara)

Leo Messi celebrates (Radad Jabara)

Another record broken. Leo Messi, who scored 2:2 against the Netherlands today (Friday) (in the end Albiceleste won after a thrilling penalty shootout), equaled Gabriel Batistuta at the top of the World Cup goal scorers’ summit with ten goals and is only one goal away from taking the top spot alone.

The flea’s first appearance was in the 2006 World Cup where he became the youngest player to represent Argentina in the World Cup, scoring only one goal in the tournament. Then in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the flea arrived as the undisputed leader of Albiceleste, but was disappointed when his team was eliminated in the quarter-finals and Messi finished the tournament without a single goal. In the last two World Cups, the Flea added another five goals in total and has now increased his tally to ten World Cup goals, having so far scored four goals in the 2022 World Cup.

The legendary striker of Argentina, Gabriel Batistuta, with whom Messi shares the top scorer in the World Cup, began his career in the World Cup in 1994 when he scored four goals, three of them in the opening match against the Greek national team. Four years later the striker was Argentina’s top scorer when he finished with five goals, but his team was eliminated in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands. In the 2002 World Cup, Batistuta added a single goal and now the flea is only one goal away from leaving the striker behind.

Leo Messi celebrates (Reuters)Leo Messi celebrates (Reuters)

Besides the record in conquests, Messi is also the number 1 chef of Paris Saint-Germain and now in the World Cup in Qatar, of course also of his Argentina team. The flea brilliantly arranged for Nachuel Molina the 0:1 of the Albiceleste over the Dutch. With the current goal in the 35th minute of the match against the Dutch, Messi, who dreams of achieving his remaining great goal – winning the World Cup, actually scored his 16th goal of the season in all competitions.

In the World Cup in Qatar, this is his second goal (another one was in the expensive 0:2 against Mexico in the group stage), in the Champions League he has four of these and in the French League in the Paris Saint-Germain uniform another ten, in total no less than 16 goals and he is the face of half The final, so the leg is definitely still tilted.


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