Argentine star Lionel Messi put up some standout numbers in his country’s 2-1 match against his Australian counterpart, who combined them on Saturday night in the 2022 World Cup final trophy in Qatar.
Lionel Messi scored a goal for his country in the 35th minute of the first half of the match, which took place at the Ahmed bin Ali Mundial stadium in Al Rayyan.
Messi scored his third goal in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the first goal in the playoffs, extending his tally to 9 goals in the World Cup final, surpassing by goal difference Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has never scored in the playoffs but he also has the opportunity. when he meets Switzerland next Tuesday, in the final price of the tournament.
However, the 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score a goal during the five editions of his participation in the World Cup, in contrast to his Argentinean rival, who scored in 4 instances.
The Portuguese star scored a goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a goal at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, one goal also at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 3 goals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in addition to one goal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and it was against Ghana on penalties in the early rounds of the group stage.
At the same time, the Argentine star participates in the finals of the world championships for the fifth time and scored in 4 instances of them.
Lionel Messi scored a goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and did not score at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, while he scored 4 goals at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and one at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in addition to 3 goals at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the first against the national team of Saudi Arabia from the penalty spot, the second against Mexico, the third against Australia.
According to statistics network Squaka, Messi managed to equal Cristiano Ronaldo in the number of goals scored in major tournaments: 22 goals in each.
The Argentine star has scored 13 goals in Copa America competitions and 9 goals in World Cup competitions.
As for Ronaldo, he scored 14 goals in the European Nations Cup and 8 goals in the World Cup.
Messi also beat the number of his compatriots, the late legend Diego Armando Maradona, the 1986 world champion, and Guillermo Stabile, who each scored 8 goals in the final of the World Cup.
The Flea reduced to one goal the difference between him and his compatriot Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina’s historic 10-goal scorer in the World Cup final.
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