Argentine star Lionel Messi achieved a historic achievement during the match in which he led his country to a 4-2 penalty victory over the Netherlands on Friday night in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Messi scored the second goal for Tango from a free kick in the 73rd minute of the match, which took place at the Lusail Stadium.

Messi scored his fourth goal in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and tenth in World Cup tournament history, equaling his compatriot Gabriel Batistuta’s achievement as Argentina’s top scorer in World Cup tournament history with 10 goals. .

Messi became the fifth player from South America to score 10 or more goals in the World Cup, after Peruvian Teofilo Cubillas and Batistuta each scored 10 goals, Brazilian legend Pelé scored 12 goals and the phenomenal Ronaldo scored 15 goals.

Source: agencies

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Chang Michel is a sports reporter for 24PalNews. He has also covered sports for TV and radio in Miami, Newark, and Atlanta. Chang, a native of Queens, NY, graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international affairs and French.

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