World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi Equals Diego Maradona’s Record With Sensational Goal Against Mexico

Lionel Messi

In terms of the quantity of goals scored by an Argentine at the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi equaled the illustrious Diego Maradona. The great goal scorer for Paris Saint-Germain now has eight World Cup goals to his credit after scoring his second goal of 2022.

Argentina’s first match against Group C’s underdog Saudi Arabia was a rude awakening for Messi’s team, and their second match against Mexico was a struggle

With a spectacular performance for Argentina, Lionel Messi strengthened his claim to becoming the greatest footballer to ever play the game.

Argentina, which had suffered a humiliating loss to Group C underdogs Saudi Arabia in their opening match, turned things around with a goal and an assist from Messi.

Lionel Messi matched Diego Maradona’s goal-scoring feat at the World Cup. Photo credit: @brfootball @FIFAWorldCup Source: Twitter

Argentina picks up their first win of the 2022 World Cup with a two-nil triumph against Mexico, which revitalizes their World Cup aspirations.

Three points were not the only thing at stake for Messi as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar was chasing a record held by the legendary Diego Maradona.

With his fierce goal against Mexico, he tied Diego Maradona’s record of eight goals at the Mundial and moved closer to Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina’s all-time leading scorer in the competition.


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