Lionel Messi becomes Argentina’s World Cup goal scorer


Lionel Messi has been made ArgentinaAll-time leading goal scorer in World Cup finals, after scoring a penalty in the first half of Tuesday’s semi-final against Croatia,

Messi, 35, surpassed Gabriel Batistuta’s previous record of 10 goals, which he scored at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

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Messi put Argentina ahead from the penalty spot in the 34th minute after Croatia goalkeeper Julián Álvarez was fouled. dominik livkovich,

Messi’s 11 goals also puts him tied for sixth with Sander Kocsis and Jürgen Klinsmann for the most goals in men’s World Cup history. Now only Miroslav Klose (16), Brazil’s Ronaldo (15), Gerd Müller (14), Just Fontaine (13) and Pele (12) are ahead of him.

He is the oldest person to score five goals in a single World Cup France‘s kilian mbappe In the race for the Golden Boot.

Paris Saint Germain The forward opened in Argentina’s 2-1 win. Australia mean in the round of 16 he left behind diego maradona And Guillermo Stabile has eight World Cup goals.

He then equaled Batistuta’s tally of 10 when he scored from the penalty spot in his team’s fiery quarterfinal encounter. Netherlandswhich Argentina eventually won on penalties after a Dutch fightback in a 2–2 draw.

Messi’s first World Cup goal came on his debut in 2006, as he scored after coming on as a substitute to help his team to a 6–0 victory over Serbia and Montenegro.

Four years later, Messi failed to score in the entirety of the World Cup tournament in South Africa as the Maradona-managed Argentina team reached the quarter-finals but lost 4–0. Germany,

The forward enjoyed a more fruitful 2014 tournament, scoring four times in Argentina’s first three matches and helping them reach the final – where they again lost to Germany.

Messi scored just once in the 2018 World Cup, but has scored four times in his team’s five matches in this year’s tournament in Qatar.

Messi is Argentina’s all-time top scorer with 94 goals in 169 appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2005. Batistuta scored 54 times in 78 appearances for Argentina.

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