Argentina stormed into the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Australia within the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Sunday. Captain Lionel Messi scored the outlet objective for Argentina within the thirty fifth minute ahead of Julian Alvarez prolonged the lead with a objective within the 57th minute. Australia were given a solitary objective to their tally when the ball deflected off Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez into the publish and was once registered as an personal objective.
It was once Messi’s a thousandth occupation recreation and the primary time that he scored in a knockout fit on the World Cup. The Argentina striker’s scientific passes and very good efficiency within the fit cemented his recognition as one of the crucial biggest footballers ever. After Argentina’s win, the microblogging website Twitter was once flooded with praises for Messi.
British tennis big name Andy Murray tweeted “Messi is the man”.
Former English footballer Rio Ferdinand was once quoted as pronouncing on Lionel Messi by way of Sportsbible: “Messi has just put on the best individual display we have seen at this World Cup… by a mile.”
“Watching Lionel Messi play football is a blessing, never take it for granted,” tweeted one person.
“LIONEL MESSI THE GREATEST THERE IS! THE GREATEST THERE WAS! THE GREATEST THERE EVER WILL BE” posted some other fan.
One Twitter person posted a video of Messi’s objective in opposition to Australia and wrote “That reflex god level”.
“I’m just here to remind those who have dementia or think they know the sport we call Futbol that Lionel Andres Messi is the greatest of all time,” posted one among Messi’s fanatics.
With his objective in opposition to Australia, Messi is now at the second one position within the record of all-time easiest objective scorers for Argentina in World Cups. He has reached a tally of 9 objectives now which is solely in the back of former Argentina captain Gabriel Batistuta, who scored 10 objectives in his World Cup occupation.
Team Argentina will now face Netherlands within the quarter-finals. Earlier Netherlands humbled USA 3-1 within the spherical of 16 to qualify for the ultimate 8 of the event.