Sunday saw Argentine magician Lionel Messi guide his nation to its third World Cup title, and the first in 36 years – triumphing through a 4-2 penalty shootout victory against the French side after regular and extra time ended with an enthralling 3-3 draw.
Lionel Messi shined in the Argentine national team, providing two goals of his own. Kylian Mbappe outdid him on the French side with an impressive hat-trick.
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An astounding crowd of 89,000 spectators watched as Lionel Messi struck first for the Argentine national team at Lusail Stadium with a penalty kick in the 23rd minute. The cheers intensified when Angel Di Maria swiftly followed up by adding another goal to their tally from an impressive counterattack only thirteen minutes later!
As the clock ticked down, Kylian Mbappe emerged as France’s hero and scored two goals in quick succession. He opened his account with a penalty kick at the 80th minute mark before doubling their lead just two minutes later with a stunning shot from inside the box. This dramatic late surge ensured that he secured glory for himselfand all of France.
During the two teams’ argument for extra time, Argentina managed to sneak in a goal with Messi at the 109th minute mark. However, France still emerged victorious due to their second penalty kick that Mbappe skillfully completed into his hat-trick and third goal of the night by 118 minutes.
As Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchoamene missed their penalty kicks, the Duke of France’s fate was sealed. Thus, allowing the Argentine Tango to triumph with the title secured from them.