Messi Surpasses His Idol Maradona With A Goal Vs Saudi

Doha: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi on Tuesday surpassed his idol Diego Maradona to achieve a big feat during the match against Saudi Arabia

Messi broke the record of the football legend as he scored his first goal of the tournament.

He has now become the first Argentina player to score a goal in four different World Cups.

Messi had successfully converted a penalty in the first-half to give Argentina a 1-0 lead. The Group C fixture started on the best note possible for Argentina with the superstar’s strike.

With this goal, Messi surpassed the likes of Gabriel Batistuta (1994, 1998 and 2002) and Diego Maradona (1982, 1986 and 1994) and he has become the first Argentine player to net a goal in four different World Cups.

This is Messi’s fifth World Cup appearance. He had earlier netted goals in 2006, 2014, 2018 World Cup campaigns.

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