It was a memorable night for Lionel Messi and Argentina. As they won the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. And the former Barcelona captain finally received the one trophy that had evaded him throughout his career.
Messi was the star performer for South America in the tournament in Qatar and earned the Golden Ball for his efforts. He also concluded the World Cup as the second-highest goalscorer, behind Kylian Mbappe.
Naturally, since Gonzalo Montiel’s penalty gave Argentina the advantage in the penalty shootout in World Cup. Compliments and congratulations have been pouring in for Messi.
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Everyone has wished Messi well as he crosses his last border, from former colleagues to opponents to sporting giants. In a tweet, even former US President Barack Obama referred to him as the “GOAT.”
Following his success on Sunday, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has now congratulated Messi on social media.
Since Laporta left Barça last year, it has been commonly assumed that Messi and Laporta’s relationship has been strained. However, the club president has been working to patch things up and has already made it known that he would like to bring Messi back to Camp Nou.
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A return to Barcelona does not currently appear to be in the cards. Despite the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract with PSG expiring in the summer due to the club’s Financial Fair Play disaster
The second half saw a stunning comeback by Didier Deschamps’ team, forcing extra time. Before the Paris Saint-Germain star scored a spectacular volley to tie the score and spark wild celebrations among the France team and spectators inside the stadium, Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot to cut the lead in half.
More action ensued, but Messi appeared to have got the winner in World Cup. When he mopped up after Hugo Lloris made a save from Lautaro Martinez to excite Argentina’s supporters. However, France came back as Mbappe scored another penalty to complete his hat-trick and force a sudden-death shootout.
Penalties may sometimes be a lottery, but in this case, Argentina won 4-2 thanks to a Montiel penalty kick that gave his team the World Cup. After the game, Messi got several messages from famous people on social media. Including texts from Obama and his old team, Barcelona.
Penalties may sometimes be a lottery. But in this case, Argentina won 4-2 thanks to a Montiel penalty kick that gave his team the World Cup. After the game. Messi got several messages from famous people on social media, including texts from Obama and his old team, Barcelona.
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