As if breaking hundreds of records weren’t enough, Lionel Messi has broken yet another record. In the match against Mexico FC, where Messi scored the decisive 1 goal, he became the youngest and oldest player to score and assist in the World Cup finals.
The former Barcelona captain made this incredible world record on Saturday evening against the North American team. Lionel scored the first goal in the 64th minute, breaking the stalemate and securing the much-needed lead. The goal was also quite important for Lionel Scaloni’s squad as if they hadn’t won the match, they would have crashed out of the group stage.
The goal in itself was incredible as it was the only time Mexico left Messi alone and he didn’t waste any time shooting the ball straight into the bottom right corner. As soon as the ball entered the net, not only the stadium but the whole world erupted.
Messi is now the youngest AND oldest player to score and assist in a World Cup game 🍷🐐 pic.twitter.com/AHwVpjmmMU
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 27, 2022
Then several minutes later, in the 87th minute, Lionel gave a beautiful assist to Enzo Fernandez who scored a beautifully curved goal right inside the top right corner. After the assist, Leo became the oldest player to give both assists and score a goal in a world cup match.
So when was the first time Messi made this record? It was in the 2006 World Cup when he became the youngest player (18 years 357d) to give an assist and score against Serbia.
After their win against Mexico, La Albiceleste will now play Poland on Wednesday and if they win this match as well, they will go into the round of 16 as the group winner.