Lionel Messi has equaled Diego Maradona’s record by scoring one goal for Argentina in their World Cup encounter against Mexico in Qatar.
Messi leads Argentina to its first FIFA World Cup victory in 2022, securing a thunderous 3 points against Mexico on Saturday, November 26 at Lusail Stadium.
Argentina lost their first match after a stunning (2-1) defeat by the Arabians, who are seeking to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
However, Lionel Messi’s goal in the 67th minute for Argentina versus Mexico brought his World Cup total to 8, equaling the legendary Diego Maradona’s record.
Nonetheless, Leo Messi has also become the first player in football history to assist in 5 different World Cups. 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022.
Enzo Fenandez, who also scored another goal to make it (2:0) in Argentina’s favor, became the country’s youngest player to score in a World Cup since Lionel Messi in 2006.
Argentina and Mexico’s match was heated since it was a must-win for the South American side after they failed to win their first match.
Argentina is currently second in Group C with three points, one point behind Poland, which leads the standings with four points after winning their first match against Mexico.
Mexico sits at the bottom of the table with one point, behind Saudi Arabia, which has three points as well.