Lionel Messi, the greatest to ever touch the ball, has set yet another record and this one will be quite hard to break. The PSG star won against Poland in their final World Cup group stage match, taking them straight into the round of 16 as Group C winner.
Although Messi was unable to convert his spot kick in the 39th minute, the La Albiceleste came back stronger in the second half and scored two goals, one by Alexis Mac Allister in the 46th minute and another by Julian Alvarez in the 67th minute, which helped them advance from the group stage.
This match was a must-win for Messi’s side after their shock defeat against Saudi Arabia FC. Thankfully, all went well for the South American squad. Not only this win helped Argentina from not crashing out of the group stage itself, but it also helped the Argentine captain set yet another record in his long list of record logs.
After qualifying for the knockout stage, Messi became the only person in footballing history to never have been knocked out in the group stage of a tournament, both for his country and club. What a remarkable feat isn’t? The goat is definitely setting higher standards day in and day out.
Lionel Messi has 𝙉𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍 been eliminated in the group stages of a tournament in his entire career for club & country 🤯 pic.twitter.com/TcNTYD2yeY
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 30, 2022
Just a couple of days during Argentina’s match-up against Mexico, Messi became the oldest person to score and assist in a single world cup match as reported by SportsMundial. Coincidentally, he is also the youngest player (18 years 357 days) to give both an assist and score in a world cup match.
The former Barcelona star has won all sorts of trophies in his career and only the World Cup has so far alluded him from career glory. We sure hope this time around the football legend wins the Mundial cup.