Leo ran until the last minute, fighting with his knife between his teeth and opening the scoring with a left-footed shot from outside the box that sent the Lusail Stadium stands vibrating.
There was no better way to recover in this World Cup Qatar 2022 that with a fair 2-0 over Mexico. And who else Lionel Messi paved the way to victory for the Argentine National Team with a great goal from outside the area that shook the Lusail Stadium.
The bowed head and frown after the debut with a 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia was already forgotten history. The For money He started Saturday with a smile from ear to ear and closed it in the same way. Also with his fist tightly clenched and singing facing the albiceleste rostrum. “I’m Argentine, it’s a feeling, I can’t stop”rumbled on his lips.
Beyond the lackluster level of the team in the first half, the captain was one of the highest points before leaving for the locker room. Boot, he got rid of three markers with a short dribble and after half an hour, he was close to opening the scoring with a poisoned free kick that exploded in Guillermo’s gloves Memo Ochoa. He always asked for it and even screamed to lift up her teammates and go in search of victory.
In the plugin, Messi continued to put his chest to the situation, was in charge of managing the rhythm of the attacks and associated a lot with Alexis Mac Allister. At 19 minutes, He rubbed the lamp and made it 1-0 through a left footed shot from outside the area that stuck into a corner of the Aztec arch. There was no measured celebration or arms up as usual: the rosarino star celebrated it with soul and life.
Already about the closing of the night in Qatar, commanded several counterattacks and assisted Enzo Fernández for the 2-0. Although the conquest was the total merit of the ex-River, who hung her from an angle and went directly to hug him.
There was no time for more. The final whistle arrived and the ovation for Messi, who this Saturday He equaled the eight goals scored by Diego Armando Maradona in the World Cups and became the Argentine national team player with the most matches in the maximum events (21, surpassed Javier Mascherano).
Messi, the figure of the triumph of the Argentine National Team against Mexico in the World Cup
Messi’s great match: battle cry and great goal and relief
Lionel Messi and the importance of the victory against Mexico in Qatar 2022: “We had to win to accommodate ourselves”
La Pulga recognized that the match against El Tri was key to their aspirations in the World Cup and assured that they achieved a vital victory on the road to the World Cup.
Messi’s song for the Argentine fans
As soon as the game in Lusail ended, Leo went with his teammates to celebrate the victory over Mexico with the fans.
Lionel Messi’s celebration with Enzo Fernández
The albiceleste figure melted into a hug with the midfielder, who shone with a great goal for the 2-0 victory of the Argentine National Team.
43´ 2T: assistance from Messi in the second goal of the Argentine National Team
La Pulga played in the area for Enzo Fernández, who hung it from an angle and made it 2-0.
Messi’s great goal, from all angles
The Argentine idol was dispatched with a distant bombshell for 1-0 to see it a thousand times.
19´ 2T: Great goal from Messi!
With a cornered shot from outside the area, La Pulga made it 1-0 for the Argentine National Team against Mexico in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
6´ 2T: Messi, close to opening the scoring of the Argentine National Team
Leo had the 1-0 against Mexico in his left leg but raised the free kick a lot meters from the big area.
The new record that Messi broke in the Argentine National Team
The rosarino star became the player with the most appearances in the history of the Albiceleste. He surpassed Javier Mascherano.
46´ 1T: Messi’s shout to wake up his teammates
La Pulga tried to harangue his teammates in the midst of the 0-0 draw between the Argentine and Mexican national teams.
33´ 1T: Messi’s poisoned free kick
The No. 10 albiceleste took a left-footed shot that crashed into the gloves of Guillermo Ochoa, goalkeeper from Mexico.
2´ 1T: Messi started on fire in the Argentine National Team
La Pulga got rid of two Mexican rivals with a short dribble in the middle of the field and led the attack of the Albiceleste.
At the top of his lungs: Messi sang the Argentine anthem and raised his teammates
Leo sang the verses of the national anthem embraced by the entire Albiceleste team.
Messi’s show in free kicks
As usually happens in each warm-up of the Argentine National Team, La Pulga made the fans delirious in the run-up to the match against Mexico for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The captain, who caused an explosion in the Lusail Stadium when he jumped onto the field of game, he was fine facing the goal to delight the fans.
The ovation of the Argentine fans to Messi
The grandstands of the imposing golden stadium exploded when they saw the No. 10 albiceleste. “That by the hand of Leo Messi we are all going to turn around…”.
Messi warms up engines and excites the Argentine National Team
Leo makes the pre-competitive movements on the green grass of the Lusail Stadium and seeks to have a perfect day against Mexico in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Messi and the Argentine National Team are already at the Lusail Stadium
La Pulga heads the row of the Albiceleste team, which is going for a key victory against Mexico in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The No. 10 of the Argentine National Team, ready for Messi to use
Rosario’s crack shirt is already posing in the locker room of the Lusail Stadium. In minutes, the game against Mexico is coming.
The antecedents of Messi in the Argentina Selection against Mexico
It will not be the first time that Messi plays against Mexico. He has already faced him five times and the statistics are smiling on him: he is undefeated with four wins and one draw. True to his style, he scored three goals and provided two assists.
His first conquest of the Tri was one of the most beautiful in his cycle in the Argentine National Team: an exquisite chip in the 3-0 semifinal win of the 2007 Copa América. The other two cries and the assists were in friendly matches in 2008 and 2015 in the United States.
How Messi arrives at the decisive crossing with Mexico for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Beyond the versions that circulated about his physical condition, the captain of the Argentine National Team arrives in good condition for this match against Gerardo Tata Martino’s team, a coach who knows him from his time in Barcelona and the Albiceleste. In recent days he did kinesiology work for a problem in the soleus that has been ailing him for a couple of weeks, but then he was demanded along with his teammates and brought peace of mind to all the fans.
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