Lionel Messi destroys the “Best Defender in the World” in the World Cup semifinal match against Croatia.

 Lionel Messi destroys the “Best Defender in the World” in the World Cup semifinal match against Croatia.

Srinagar: Lionel Messi, who plays for Argentina and is widely regarded as the finest player in the world, has had a dream run at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. On Wednesday, when Argentina faced Croatia in a semifinal match, Messi was at the top of his game.

Messi scored one goal and assisted on another for Argentina in their victory against Croatia, which they ultimately won by a score of 3-0.

Messi scored a goal from the penalty spot in the 34th minute, giving Argentina a 1-0 lead and making him his country’s all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup history. The goal also gave Messi the opportunity to become the top scorer in World Cup history.

However, the most exciting moment of the game was Alvarez’s second goal, which was made possible by Messi’s brilliant playmaking.

After receiving the ball just a little bit ahead of the half-way line on the right wing, Messi sprinted with the ball to the side of the penalty box. This set up the opportunity for Messi to score.

Even when it appeared as though Messi would not be able to shake off the young defender, he took a turn away from the goal and with seconds switched back to leave Gvardiol wrong footed. Josko Gvardiol, a Croatian defender who is reckoned highly and considered one of the World’s Best Defender, was chasing Messi the entire time, but to no avail.

After that, Messi sprinted alongside the touch line and threaded a pass in between the legs of the defender. He then sent the ball to Julian Alvarez inside the penalty box, and Alvarez scored without making a mistake to make the score 3-0.

Messi scored his fifth goal of the tournament in the match against Croatia, putting him in a tie for first place in tournament scoring with Kylian Mbappe of France. He tied the record for most appearances in a single World Cup with his 25th appearance overall and scored his 11th goal of his career. He also moved over Gabriel Batistuta to become Argentina’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup competition. In addition, Messi is the only player in the history of the FIFA World Cup to both score and assist in four separate games since the tournament began in 1966.

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