Lionel Messi was once in shocking shape, scoring a objective in Argentina’s 2-1 win vs Australia of their Round of 16 fixture of the continued FIFA World Cup 2022, in Qatar. With the ranking degree at 0-0, the Argentine captain gained a go from defender Nicolas Otamendi, and he drove it sweetly into the bottom-left nook to present his aspect a 1-0 lead. This was once additionally the PSG big name’s 9th World Cup objective and primary within the knockout phases of the showpiece match. It was once his 789th occupation objective in all competitions, with Australia the 129th other opponent he has scored towards. Meanwhile, Julian Alvarez made it 2–0 for Argentina, with Australia scoring thru an personal objective past due into the fit.
After the fit, a video went viral on social media which confirmed some Aussie gamers following Messi and clicking selfies with him within the dugout. Now it has additionally been published that Australia’s Cameron Devlin gained the PSG’s big name jersey, despite the fact that he was once a exchange within the fit.
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Speaking to FOX Sports, the midfielder mentioned, “I went on [the pitch] and consoled all the boys first and then shook Messi’s hand. No one had said anything so I just tried my luck and he said, ‘I’ll see you inside,’ and that’s what happened. I definitely wanted one of the other boys to have the opportunity first, but no one took it, so I thought why not?”
“I don’t know if it will be on his wall at home or maybe still on the ground in that changing room but I’m not fussed — it’s more that I got his. I was surprised he even took mine. ‘t know who I am, but he’s a nice enough bloke and a humble enough bloke to still show that respect, and that’s obviously super nice, but I wasn’t too worried about what my jersey was doing at that stage”, he additional added.
The South Americans will now face Netherlands within the quarter-final on the Lusail Stadium. Netherlands defeated USA of their Round of 16 fixture and supervisor Louis van Gaal will likely be looking for revenge. He was once the Dutch supervisor within the 2014 World Cup, the place Argentina defeated them on consequences within the semi-final.