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‘The real G.O.A.T’ – Fans Go Crazy After Lionel Messi’s opening goal for Argentina against Mexico in FIFA World Cup

It was Lionel Messi’s eighth goal in World Cup.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi of Argentina

On 27 November 2022, Argentina locked horns with Mexico in Lusail Stadium. It was a Group C encounter of the ongoing FIFA World Cup. However, it was Argentina’s second match. In the opening fixture, Saudi Arabia surprised them as they defeated Lionel Messi’s side 2-1. Messi was devastated after that loss as it was a setback in his dream of winning this cup.

So, this clash against Mexico was a must-win game for the Argentine great. Even, fans were keeping an eye on Messi. They were also expecting a great show from him once again when it mattered most. Against Saudi Arabia, he scored a penalty. But, it ultimately went into a losing cause.

Lionel Messi came up with a magical finish against Mexico in FIFA World Cup 2022

Speaking of the match, both teams had several chances in the first half. But, no one managed to score as the half ended 0-0. However, it was Messi’s 21st appearance in the World Cup. He equaled that record with another Argentine great, Diego Maradona. After a goalless first half, fans were not happy with the player and his team. Lionel Messi had a forgetful half for his country. 

But, in the second half, Messi did not disappoint his fans. The Argentine superstar came up with a magical finish in the 64th minute. He hit a ball from 25 yards out and opened the scoring for his country in this must-win game. Angel Di Maria assisted him by delivering a beautiful ball. It was a classy fish from the PSG star and fans went crazy. This was Lionel Messi’s eighth goal in the World Cup. he also matched Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals scored in World Cups. After watching that goal, fans started to believe that Argentina might manage to win that match. Fans came up and started to share their views on social media platforms.

Here is how fans have reacted to the goal scored by Lionel Messi against Mexico:

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