Lionel Messi scored his sixth goal of the tournament, when he scored against France in the FIFA World Cup final at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar and Sunday.
The PSG forward converted from the post in the 23rd minute, scoring his fourth penalty goal in this edition of the tournament.
With the goal, his tally in World Cups rose to 11 in 25 games, surpassing Gabriel Batistuta, who he had got level with, after scoring from the spot against Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
The 35-year-old was already the highest goal scorer for Argentina and added the 96th goal to his tally, with this goal being his first goal in a World Cup semifinal.
Messi’s goals began with Argentina’s first match in the World Cup, when he converted the penalty against Saudi Arabia in the 10th minute.
Since then, he has scored a stunner against Mexico from outside the box and another against Australia, giving Argentina the lead in both the cases.
In the final against France, Messi scored his 12th goal in the FIFA World Cup, with a hit from the spot, giving Argentina the lead.
More to follow.
- England vs Netherlands Live Score, World Cup 2023: ENG 128/1 (19.2); Malan, Root drive England vs Netherlands
- Asian Archery C’Ships: India’s recurve women, compound men’s team win bronze; Jyothi, Parneet ensure all-Indian women’s compound final
- Carlos Alcaraz to debut for Europe at Laver Cup Berlin 2024
- Allan Donald on Angelo Mathews’ Timed out decision: ‘I was dead quiet, don’t want to see things like that’
- Shaji Prabhakaran: AIFF’s decision to terminate me comes as a shock