‘Meho Daejeon’ is over. England’s legends unanimously declared Messi’s victory.
Argentina won 3-0 against Croatia in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 14th. Argentina continued its record of being undefeated in the semi-finals of the World Cup and reached the final again after 8 years.
It was a de facto ‘coronation ceremony’. Messi was involved in all three of Argentina’s goals with one goal and one assist. It started with scoring. Messi gave Argentina the lead in the 32nd minute of the first half when Julian Alvarez successfully scored a penalty kick in the process of breaking through. It was a perfect shot that was sucked into the upper right corner. In the 39th minute of the first half, he connected the ball to Alvarez with an aggressive touch, which became the starting point for an amazing dribble goal.
The highlight came in the 24th minute of the second half. Messi, who caught the ball from the right side, perfectly beat Yosco Gbardiol, the best center back of the tournament, and handed an accurate pass to Alvarez, who was rushing in, completing Argentina’s sweeping victory. It was a performance that announced that Messi is still the best player in the world. 토토
Several records were also set in this game. With 11 goals and 9 assists in his World Cup career, Messi broke both Gabriel Batistuta’s Argentina’s most goals (10 goals) and Diego Maradona’s Argentina’s most assists (9 assists). He also became the player with the most World Cup appearances (25 games), along with Lothar Matheus, and the first player to record both a goal and an assist in four World Cup games.
It is safe to say that this is the end of the ‘Meho War’. Journalist Piers Morgan, famous for Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Man United Criticism Interview’, said on his social media account, “I think Ronaldo is the greatest ever. Maradona is second and Messi is only third (actually fourth behind Ronaldo). “he said.
But most thought Messi was the best. England legend Gary Lineker said on his social media shortly after Messi’s help, “Is there still controversy? GOAT (Greatest of All Time) please”, mentioning that Messi has risen to the top ranks. Another legend, Jamie Carragher, also raised his hand, saying, “Messi is the best ever!”
There were even people who shot Morgan at all. Reporter Jeff Stelling of Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’ tagged Morgan’s account and said, “So how far did you talk about the ‘Meho War’ controversy?”, suggesting that Messi, not Ronaldo, is the greatest player of all time.