Leo Messi celebrating his goal against Mexico (2-0)


The two records of Maradona that Messi is about to pulverize

Published:27/11/2022 - 08:00h

Updated:27/11/2022 - 08:00h

Lionel Messi reached 'round' numbers with his performance against Mexico. The captain's goal allowed him to reach the eight goals that Diego Maradona scored in the four World Cups he played and, in addition, he could break another 'Fluff' record against Poland

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The way of Lionel Messi to the aim to raise the Glass of the World follows leaving historical registers. After the triumph in front of Mexico (2-0), the '10' remained to 'shot' of two records of Diego Armando Maradona with the 'albiceleste' in World-wide. If the ex player of the FC Barcelona converts the Wednesday in front of Poland will surpass the 8 goals that the 'Pibe of Gold' turned into the four final phases of the Glass of the World that contested (1982, 86', 90' and 94').

With his golazo of the Saturday, Messi equalised the register goleador of the 'Lint' in World-wide and, besides, remained to a party to surpass the quantity of presences of Diego, the one who contested 21 parties. I read already it adds a victory more than the died Argentinian idol (13), by which will turn into the player with more parties in World-wide with the 'albiceleste'. Javier Mascherano, another ex of the Barça, contested 12 parties between 2006 and 2018, with 12 triumphs and a subcampeonato in 2014.

Besides, Leo is already the only Argentinian in contesting five Glasses of the World (2006,2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022) and the only in 'wet' in four editions (only in 2010 left in white). By far, the '10' is the one who more official parties has with the selection (167) and the maximum goleador historical with 93 so many, 39 more than which Gabriel Batistuta added in 77 parties between 1991 and 2002 (54). Of this way, Messi consolidates his legend like better Argentinian player of all time.

In this sense, to Leo only subtracts him heave the Glass of the World in Doha to complete an only list of winners. Leo won the World-wide Sub-20 in 2005, the medal of olympic gold in 2008 and the Glass America in 2021. Excluding the World-wide, only was missing him the extinct Glass Confederations with the greater selection, with which besides won the first edition of the 'Finalíssima' in front of Italy in past June.

Other records that can break Messi in Qatar

After the party in front of Poland, Leo will remain to alone three presences to equalise the absolute record in World-wide that has the German Lothar Matthäus (25 parties). To his time, equalised the 6 assistances that Peeled delivered in his four participations and remained to two of the 8 that added Maradona. With seven assistances in World-wide are the German Pierre Littbarski and the Polish Grzegorz Lato, next 'cracks' that Messi will be able to equalise if Argentina continues with life in Qatar.

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