Lionel Messi Breaks Maradona’s Spectacular Record in Argentina’s Crucial Group C Match Against Poland at FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi Breaks Maradona's Spectacular Record in Argentina's Crucial Group C Match Against Poland at FIFA World Cup

Leonel Messi breaks the spectacular record of Maradona in the crucial Group C match of Argentina against Poland at FIFA World Cup. 

Another major milestone has been achieved by Leonel Messi by surpassing his idol Diego Maradona on Thursday at the FIFA World Cup 2022. In the crucial Group C match at the Stadium 974, Messi – led Argentina squad off against Robert Lewandowski – led Poland. 

The talisman Marshalled his troops in the crucial Group match of Argentina at FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar and reached new heights in his incredible football career. By security another major milestone under his belt, the Argentine stalwart, Leonel Messi has eclipsed his idol Diego Maradona at the grandest stage. The second appearance for La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blue) at the FIFA World Cup was recorded by the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar. 

Messi has become the most capped player of Argentina in the history of the FIFA World Cup after featuring in his 5th World Cup campaign for the two time world champions. This massive feat was achieved by the thirty five year old when Argentina squared off against Robert Lewandowski- led Poland in the Group C encounter at the Stadium 974. Argentina, which is placed second were only one point behind Group C leaders Poland in Qatar.

After defeating Mexico 2-0 in its previous World Cup fixture, Messi – led Argentina arrived at the mouth-watering fixture against Poland. An embarassing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia was suffered by Argentina under the leadership of Messi in its FIFA World Cup 2022 opener. If we talk more about the memorable campaign of Messi in Qatar, we will get to know that the talismanic forward of La Albiceleste matched the World Cup goal record of Diego Maradona in the thrilling win of Argentina over Mexico.

Following scoring the opening goal for the South American giants against Mexico, the FIFA World Cup goal tally of Maradona was equalled by Messi. The World Cup goal tally of Cristiano Ronaldo was also matched by Messi when he gave an impressive strike against Mexico at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Interestingly, since the 1966 World Cup, the Argentina captain is both the youngest (18 years 357 days against Serbia in 2006) and the oldest (35 years 155 days against Mexico) player to score and also assist in a single World Cup match.

The Argentina captain Messi is also the only men’s player who came up with an assist in each of his 5 World Cup campaigns for Argentina. Poland was outclassed by Messi-Argentina by 2-0 on Thursday and Argentina entered the last 16 phase of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Earlier, Messi also became the fifth player who scored a goal in four different World Cup campaigns.

Bullet points:

  • Maradona’s stunning record is broken by Leonel Messi.
  • Argentina’s Messi took the field first against Poland’s Lewandowski.
  • Diego Maradona has been surpassed by Leonel Messi on the biggest platform.
  • In the history of the FIFA World Cup, Messi has earned Argentina’s most caps.
  • Argentina arrived at the tantalising match against Poland after overcoming Mexico under Messi’s leadership.
  • Messi matched Maradona’s goal total from the FIFA World Cup.
  • Argentina’s Messi team defeated Poland 2-0 on Thursday.
  • Argentina has advanced to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
  • Messi has joined an exclusive group of players by scoring in four different World Cup tournaments.