Leo Messi en el Argentina vs Australia

1,000 MATCHES AS A FOOTBALL PLAYER

The 'engine' of Argentina! Leo Messi signs a great game on a historic night

Published:3/12/2022 - 22:32h

Updated:3/12/2022 - 22:32h

Lionel Messi has made history: He played his thousandth match as a professional on the night he led Argentina to the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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It will be a night that hardly will erase of the memory of Lionel Messi, that is of sweet in the Glass of the World and that has turned into one of the most decisive players of what goes of tournament. No only by his goals (carries three in four parties), but by all what generates for his selection. It is motivadísimo -as few times has seen him before- and the results are being historical.

Against Australia, in the eighth of final, lived uns night very important: it Celebrated his split number one thousand like professional, annotated a goal (the first in eliminatory of a World-wide) and confirmed his presence in chambers by fourth time in his career. It has achieved it with a performance asombrante, in which it went of less to more and finish being the 'MVP' of the clash.

His goal arrived in the moment in which worse Argentina was in the party, put although they dominated, were not able to generate clear occasions of danger or, even, finish to the goal of Ryan. The approach of Australia, at least of principle, had minimised all the offensive fortresses of the Argentinians and did not go until a played that it had him like protaginista that the marker moved .

And it is that, to ten minutes for the end of the first-half, 'The Flea' took advantage of of a long control of Otamendi to command a shot crossed that nailed in the goal of Ryan hit to the left stick. It was the played and goal that desatascó a party that, until this moment, was being complicated for the trained by Lionel Scaloni.

94 goals with the selection

With his so much in front of Australia, Leo Messi has reached the 94 targets with his Argentinian. It has achieved them in 169 apparitions with the albiceleste in a night that, further to have it like protagonist, has confirmed that the selection sudamericana is one of the clear candidates to the title. Already they are between the eight better of the world and will confront to the Low Countries of Frenkie of Jong and Memphis Depay, in a duel that promises to have sparks.

Like this then , Leo Messi will contest some quarter-finals of the Glass of the World after ausentarse in 2018. Argentina was deleted by France (that afterwards it resulted to be champion), but before had classified in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In the first World-wide of Messi fell in this phase in penaltis, against Germany, to the equal that four years afterwards, although with a 0-4 against. In 2014 they deleted to Belgium (1-0), in the edition in which they reached the final.

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