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Fifa World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi left Ronaldo behind, Argentina cut quarterfinal ticket

New Delhi. The off-16 matches in the FIFA World Cup 2022 have started from 3 December. The second match was played between Lionel Messi’s team Argentina and Australia. This match was very important for the team’s star player Messi because he was going to contribute in the 1000th match. In this match, Argentina’s team defeated Australia by 2-1 and booked the quarterfinal ticket.

Messi had an important contribution in the knockout match. He showed his ability in the beginning and scored the first goal in the 35th minute to give the team a 1-0 lead. After that, in the second half also, Argentina dominated the opposing team and scored the second goal in the 77th minute. Julian Alvarez scored the second goal to give the team a winning edge. At the same time, the Australian team could not manage to score a single goal, but Argentina’s player Enzo Fernandez mistakenly scored a goal against his own team, due to which Argentina won 2-1. If the match was a collision, then this mistake of Fernandez could have been huge.

Lionel Messi created history

Lionel Messi created history in his 1000th match for Argentina. In this match, he scored the first goal for the team and became the top scorer for the team in the World Cup. This goal of Messi was the 9th goal in the World Cup. By achieving this feat, the top player has left Maradona behind. Apart from this, he has scored a goal for the first time in a knockout match. In terms of scoring the most goals in the history of the World Cup, Messi has also left behind Portugal’s famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Will face the Netherlands in the quarterfinals

Argentina has qualified for the quarterfinals by defeating Australia. At the same time, the Netherlands team has already reached the quarterfinals by defeating America in the first match of the off-16. Both the teams will be face to face on 9th December. It will be interesting to see which team goes one step further for the finals.

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