Argentina broke their 36-year World Cup win streak thanks to Lionel Messi. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for his incredible performance at the World Cup in Qatar.
Argentina captain Messi clashed with Kylian Mbappe for scoring the golden boot ahead of the World Cup final in Qatar.
Lionel Messi is the first player ever to win the World Cup Golden Ball twice ✌️ pic.twitter.com/jMEUGBR5uZ— GOAL (@goal) December 18, 2022
However, French star Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the final match of the World Cup played at the Lucille Stadium on Sunday. Messi was left with Mbappe’s hat trick. Mbappe scored a tournament-high 8 goals and was awarded the Golden Boot.
However, Messi scored 2 goals in an important match like the final. Argentina took the lead twice with two goals scored. However, Mbappe scored a hat-trick and leveled the team in two rounds.
The 120-minute match ended in a 3-3 draw. The match is decided by a tiebreak. Argentina won the World Cup by winning penalties. Messi scored 7 goals and Three Assists in the tournament and became the owner of the Golden Ball.
Enzo Fernández wins Young Player of the Tournament 👏🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/t4tGFSgiOj— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 18, 2022
The World Cup final never happened again. Whoever wrote this script has also composed the story for hundreds of thrillers today. Unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable! Could this be the finale? Very exciting! Where Messi captures a touch of immortality, Kylian Mbappe rises like a phoenix but remains a defeated soldier in the end. The match, which was tied 2-2 after 90 minutes, went to extra time. Lionel Messi put Argentina back in the lead with a stunning goal in the 108th minute. But the excitement did not end. Kylian Mbappe is France’s savior once again. Argentine defender Montiel was handballed in the D penalty area in the 116th minute. Mbappe scored a hat-trick from the penalty spot. But lost in a tiebreak.
Argentina advanced to the semi-finals, beating the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out. Martinez was a hero that day and remains a savior today. Mbappe and Messi took the first shots of the game. Martinez stopped Coman, who took the second shot for France. On the other hand, Argentine Paulo Dybala did not miss the net. Aurelie Chuameni came in to take the third hit off the post. France fell behind again when Leandro Pardes scored for Argentina. Gonzalo Montiel will always remember the moment Kolo Muani took the fourth shot to give Argentina their dream World Cup. He made a big fool of the French goalkeeper and showered the Albiceleste with joy. Mbappe has turned into a tragic hero.
All the talk about Messi but Emi Martinez..— FPL Éire ☘️ (@FPL_Eire) December 18, 2022
Can we all appreciate that save at the end and his saves in the shootout. 👏 pic.twitter.com/56nhlChfSm