On 18 December 2022, all eyes were on Lionel Messi when his country, Argentina took on defending champions France in the final of the FIFA World Cup. It was a great opportunity for the Argentine superstar to win this tournament for the third time for his country after a long gap of 36 years.
However, Messi did not disappoint his fans as Argentina defeated France by 4-2 in the penalty shootout to lift the World Cup this time around. It was a jubilant moment for Messi as his dream of winning this major title finally came true. Now, a video has gone viral where Messi was seen dancing on the table in the dressing room with the World Cup.
Here is the shared video:
Lionel Messi scored two goals in the final as he finished the World Cup with seven goals
Speaking of the video, Lionel Messi was seen dancing crazily on a table in the dressing room with the World Cup in his hand. Even, his teammates enjoyed it and celebrated with him. Nicolas Otamendi shared the video on his Instagram account.
Speaking of the match, Argentina took the lead in the 23rd minute. Lionel Messi scored the opener from the spot. It was his fourth penalty goal of this tournament. Then, in the 36th minute, Angel di Maria scored the second goal while Mac Allister assisted him. Then, in the second half, Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in the 80th and 81st minute respectively. Thus, the match ended 2-2 after 90 minutes.
In the extra time, Messi scored the third goal and Mbappe completed his hattrick as the game ended 3-3 after 120 minutes. Finally, Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez came up with a heroic performance as his country won the penalty shootout by 4-2. Lionel Messi won the player of the match award and the Golden Ball award. It was his fifth player of the match award in this edition of the tournament. He finished the 2022 World Cup with seven goals and three assists for his country.