After overcoming France on penalties in probably the best World Cup final, Lionel Messi and Argentina won the championship Sunday.
Even though Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates were put through a lot, they finally won the World Cup on Sunday after defeating France on penalties in what was possibly the best final in tournament history.
After the final whistle, Argentina’s brave players scarcely had the words to express how they felt in that moment, which will never be forgotten.
“I won’t soon forget it.” According to Reuters, Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul remarked after the game, “We had to endure, but we deserved to win.”
“We defeated the previous champs, and I have no words to express the excitement I feel.” I’m pleased to have been born in Argentina, where we now reign supreme.
In a thrilling night of play inside the Lusail Stadium, Kylian Mbappé scored two goals in injury time to overturn Argentina’s 2-0 halftime advantage.
Messi then seemed to have won the game in extra time with his second of the contest, but Mbappé pushed the game into penalties by completing his hat trick from the spot in the 118th minute.
Emiliano Martinez, the goalie for Argentina, once again came through to rescue his nation in the shootout, blocking Kingsley Coman’s shot before Aurelien Tchouameni missed with his attempt.
After a succession of standout performances in Qatar, Martinez, who had previously saved two penalties in his team’s quarterfinal victory against the Netherlands, was also awarded goalkeeper of the competition.
He was outstanding on Sunday, pulling off a fantastic save in the last seconds of extra time when it seemed Randal Kolo Muani would score the game-winning goal.
Martinez stated, according to Reuters, “It was a game where we struggled.”
“This World Cup could not have been all I could have hoped for. Throughout the penalties, I maintained my composure.
It’s a historic occasion.
After the game, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who led the squad through highs and lows in Qatar 2022, was overcome with emotion and found it difficult to control his emotions as he was hugged by his teammates.
“I find it hard to understand that we endured so much in a flawless game.” “Unreal, but this squad reacts to anything,” Scaloni reportedly stated to Reuters.
“I’m pleased with the job they performed. This group is intriguing. You feel upset after the punches and draws we had today.
“I want to encourage everyone to take pleasure in this historic occasion for our nation.
Above all, it is a tremendous amount of fun. Being at the top, as we are right now, is special.
Argentina’s future is bright with a lot of young talents blossoming, but Messi was crucial to his team’s epic triumph and was surrounded by his teammates as Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning penalty.
The midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who was named the competition’s best young player, was foremost among them.
According to Reuters, Fernandez remarked, “I will never be able to remove that moment from my life.”
“Winning the World Cup with my nation would be priceless.” Take the cup, and let’s toast together.