Having been cornered for almost the entire time, France equalized with Kylian Mbappe’s two goals in the 80th and 81st minutes. When the match went into extra time, Messi put Argentina ahead with his second goal in the 108th minute.
Mbappe completed his hat-trick in the 118th minute in a dramatic encounter, then Argentina’s smile in the tiebreaker.
Messi did not score a goal in the knockout stage in the first four World Cups of his career. The 35-year-old star has found the net in each of the four matches at this stage. And he is the best player of all. Apart from this, he got the best prize once again in the group stage.
Messi scored the second highest 7 goals of the season in 7 matches on the team’s way to win the title. With 3 assists.