The PSG star scored during the opening game of his country’s campaign against Saudi Arabia
The most famous footballer in Argentina Lionel Messi has begun the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar in good form for goalscoring. In the first game, Argentina played Saudi Arabia Messi opened his scoring record by scoring a penalty within the opening 10 minutes of the match.
The 35 year old Messi has made the World Cup debut in Germany in 2006 against Serbia and scored his first goal in the 13 minute of a debut in the match. Since then, Messi is regarded as a an elite footballer in the world. However, he was unable to score during the 2010. World Cup where Argentina had an underwhelming run before being eliminated from the quarter-finals.
Following a flop in the year 2010, Lionel Messi was in the highest point of his career when he made his debut during 2014 . He was in Brazil. With his incredible form and team’s performance took his side to make it through the semi-finals. In the tournament, Messi scored 4 goals. Argentina were predicted to repeat their title in the year 2018. In Russia Messi did not hold on his momentum and scored only one goal in four games. Argentina also suffered a setback against France during the knockout stage. By scoring this goal in the match against Saudi Arabia, he also became one of the few Argentinean athlete to have scored goals in all four versions of the fashion-conscious FIFA World Cup.
In the lead-up to the 2022 season, Messi hinted about his retirement. Many fans expect him to play at his highest game and end his career on a an impressive note. Apart from championships, he has some records under his radar. With his first goal in the opening game in the match against Saudi Arab Messi has also reached Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals-scoring record from the FIFA World Cup. The goal scored against Saudi Arab was Messi’s 7 goal of the tournament. in the World Cup, Ronaldo also scored seven goals during the course of his World Cup career.