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Lionel Messi overtakes Diego Maradona to set big record at FIFA World Cup


Lionel Messi in the match against Poland© AFP

Because Lionel Messi, Argentina’s final Group C is a special group. The Argentinian star knows his team must win the match to qualify for the Round of 16. Lionel Messi rekindled Argentina’s World Cup challenge with a stunning goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico. Messi breathed new life into Argentina’s campaign with his eighth World Cup goal in his fifth appearance in the finals. The 35-year-old conductor, eager to crown his stellar career by lifting football’s greatest prize, scored a low shot into the home net in the 64th minute to put Argentina on track to victory. Messi’s goal means he’s a late draw Diego Maradona with 8 goals and 21 World Cup appearances for Argentina.

After being named in the starting line-up, Messi has now surpassed Maradona with 22 appearances.

Against Poland, Enzo Fernandez was rewarded for his World Cup goal against Mexico in his first start for Argentina as coach Lionel Scaloni made four substitutions against Poland on Wednesday. Private. The Benfica player replaces Guido Rodriguez in midfield, with Julian Alvarez coming on Lautaro Martinez forward. The other two changes are in defense, with Nahuel Molina coming in for Gonzalo Montiel and Cristian Romero is back on the wing instead Lisandro Martinez.

Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz made a substitution, with striker Karol Swiderski coming in. Arkadiusz Milik.

Argentina needs a win to secure a place in the next round, while 1 point is enough if Mexico and Saudi Arabia draw in the remaining match of Group C.

Poland could reach the round of 16 for the first time since 1986 with a draw.

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