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Record attendance at FIFA World Cup as Lionel Messi masterclass downs Mexico

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FIFA World Cup: Lusail Stadium in Doha had a file attendance on the night time Lionel Messi determined to convey his best within the competitors. Messi had the gang on its toes with a surprising aim and an help towards Mexico.

Doha,UPDATED: Nov 27, 2022 03:27 IST

Lionel Messi celebrates his aim vs Mexico. (Courtesy: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: A file attendance was current on the Lusail Stadium in Doha when Argentina’s Lionel Messi turned up the warmth towards Mexico in Group C match on the FIFA World Cup. In a should win recreation, when issues weren’t transferring for Argentina, Messi’s speck of brilliance earned them the lead within the second half, earlier than the he pitched in with an help to seal the sport.

FIFA tweeted out {that a} complete of 88,966 individuals attended the sport, second highest after the 1994 FIFA World Cup ultimate.

Argentina had been caught within the first half with Mexico placing up a spirited show, however Lionel Messi discovered the area to interrupt the impasse. The Lusail crowd chanted the identify of the mercurial ahead in a becoming response to the aim that absolute shook the Mexican spirit.

Messi not solely scored, but additionally created the area for 21-year-old Enzo Fernandez, who scored a surprising roller to seal the sport for Argentina within the 87th minute. Messi is now each the youngest and oldest participant to have scored and assisted in a single World Cup since 1996. In 2006, he had completed the identical towards Serbia.

Messi’s brilliance stored Argentina alive within the World Cup, after the fell to a shock defeat towards Saudi Arabia. They nonetheless should win towards Poland of their ultimate group stage recreation to safe their probabilities into the knockout levels of the event.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Nov 27, 2022