Argentine Captain and Paris Saint Germain forward, Lionel Messi, will finally quit the stage a fulfilled man after emerging 2022 World Champions at the 80,000 seater Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
Having announced he will be retiring after the World Cup final on December 18,2022, he gets nothing less of memorable retirement benefit.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina outsmarted now former title holders France, 4-2 on post match penalties to grab the prestigious trophy after coming close to it in 2014 but let it go to Germany in Brazil.
The 35-year-old captain scored three goals in this encounter with two coming from the spot. He equally scored the opening goal of the grabd finale that gave Argentina the lead before Angel Di Maria Doubled.
After a dramatic second half that saw Kylian Mbappé stroke twice to get the equalizer, Messi once again netted to give it a 3-2 scoreline in 120mins of player before it could get to post match penalties after Kylian Mbappé’s hatrick took the game to penalties.
In 2021, Lionel Messi led Argentina to the Copa America finals that saw them take the cup and he emerged top scorer of the Competition with four goals and top assist provider, Five assists.
The world capped champion is crowned Player of the tournament with three assists and scored seven goals in this competition but was beaten to the golden boot by Kylian Mbappé who records eight.
The end of a journey with a brillant chapter after five unsuccessful World Cup tournaments played by Lionel Messi.
Messi becomes the first player in history to win the World Cup Golden Ball award twice after his first 2014.
He has won ten La Liga trophies, four champions league, One Ligue 1, one Copa America amongst others, fair enough to say he retires satisfied.
Arguably the Greatest of All Times with the highest number of Ballon D’or awards(7), thé player comes to the end of a career at country with his name written in the anals of History.
What a farewell Gift!
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