Lionel Messi, who played his final World Cup on Sunday, walked away with the most prestigious trophy in his last attempt, adding that ‘one trophy’ is missing from his impressive cabinet.
ARG vs FRA, FIFA World Cup Final Highlights: Lionel Messi-led Argentina beat two-time world champions France in a high-octane FIFA World Cup 2022 final at a jam-packed 80,000-seat Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Argentina made a dream start, doubling their lead in the first half. The first goal of the match was scored by none other than Messi from the penalty spot, his sixth goal of the ongoing tournament, while old warhorse Angel Di Maria’s superb goal helped Argentina double their lead. By the end of the first half, Messi-starred Argentina had a 2-0 lead over their strong rivals.
Argentina were ahead and all set to win but Mbappe’s superb brace pulled France back level in a dramatic turnaround and took the summit clash into extra time.
In the 109th minute of the match, Lionel Messi scored the most valuable goal of his entire career. They took another step towards immortality with a 3-2 win over France. Just when it looked like Argentina would seal the deal, Mbappe scored another goal, just minutes after Messi’s goal as France drew 3-3 against Argentina, completing his hat-trick. Both teams scored one goal each in extra time to tie the score at 3-3 to decide the match on a penalty shootout.