Lionel Messi Saves Argentina’s World Cup
Barcelona and Argentina went toe to toe in a titanic battle for football supremacy. The ‘Big Four,’ who claimed 14 titles between them, were pitted against each other in the 2017 FIFA World Cup. Argentina and Barcelona were the only teams entered in the tournament through the national teams. This time, it was not only a soccer battle between two football giants, but also a game of life and death for the participants. Lionel Messi was considered to be the favorite for the final. However, Argentina was the one who came out victorious and Messi’s dream came to an end.
Lionel Messi and Argentina
Lionel Messi is the new football superstar in Barcelona and he has been making headlines in the world of football ever since he burst on to the scene. Messi was considered the best player in the world after Lionel Messi’s brilliant career in Barcelona. But, he started the 2017 FIFA World Cup with Argentina and he would later be named the most valuable player in the tournament. Messi’s first goal against Germany gave Argentina a 2-0 lead and he added two more to win the tournament for them. Messi is the reason why Argentina was able to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a penalty shootout win. Argentina had to battle against Brazil without a number one in their lineup. And this led to a bitter rivalry between the two sides.
This battle between the ‘Big Four’ was one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. Even the FIFA officials did not expected this match to end with a draw. Lionel Messi scored a goal in the opening minutes of the match against Spain and Argentina was able to keep possession for a considerable period of time. The final ended 0-0 in a game where Argentina had the superior team. The battle against Brazil was also close, with both teams coming back to have a chance to win the game in the last 10 minutes. However, Brazil’s chances of winning the game did not materialize, and Argentina was able to take an early lead. This would set the tone for the final between the two teams, who were supposed to be the favorites for the FIFA World Cup.