World Cup: Messi sets another record in Qatar
Lionel Messi has overtaken Argentina’s soccer star, Gabriel Batistuta as the nation’s top scorer in the World Cup after scoring his team’s goal against Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday night.
Messi opened the scoring with a powerful left foot shot during the penalty kick after Julian Alvarez was brought down by Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic in the penalty area. Messi got up and converted the chance to score his 11th World Cup goal.
The Paris Saint-Germain star had equaled Batistuta’s tally of ten World Cup goals in Friday’s quarter-final against the Netherlands on penalties.
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The 35-year-old has been enjoying an excellent campaign for his country in Qatar and has contributed seven of their 11 goals in their opening matches, scoring five times and providing two assists.
Messi also scored from the penalty spot in Argentina’s opening game against Saudi Arabia.