The time of redemption has come. Lionel Messi will be playing again in the Final of the FIFA world cup, after eight years. Will the GOAT of the football be able to touch the golden trophy? Or it will be another heartbreak for the football world? We will see very soon.
Argentina won the semi-final against Croatia 3-0. Croatia couldn’t show anything in front of the Argentine defense. Croatia was better than Argentina in stats. They had 12 shots on target, which was 9 by Argentina. Even, they managed to maintain better possession. Croatia kept the ball for 61%, which was more than Argentina, they played more passes, and even the team had better pass accuracy. But unfortunately, it was Lionel Messi’s day.
Argentina opened their scoring in the 34th minute of the game, as Lionel Messi scored from the penalty. Julian Alvarez’s run in the 39th minute gifted another goal to the team. before halftime, Argentina was 2. Croatia 0.
Croatia started to gather possession and play a clean game after the start of the second half. the team was attacking but wasn’t able to pass the defense line. Lionel Messi made a run in the 69th minute of the game, and his assist to Alvarez made it 3-0. Their run Messi was a treat of the eye to football fans all over the world.
It’s just a matter of 90 minutes before the world cup trophy goes to the hand of the GOAT. May the GOAT win the trophy for the Argentia team.