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Messi: "We are tired, but we took another small step forward" | Israel today


The Flea after the victory over Australia and advancing to the quarter-finals: "We must remain united until the end of the tournament. We wanted to be here because of what the fans sent us recently"

Argentina continued this evening (last night) in its dream journey towards the title of world champion, when it defeated Australia 1:2 in the round of 16. The Albiceleste will meet the Netherlands team this Friday, which registered an impressive 1:3 against the USA.

How much emotion, how much: Messi and the friends gave their souls and managed to overcome the pressure and beat the tough Australians.

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Messi, who made his 1,000th appearance in all competitions this evening, found the back of the net in the 35th minute, giving his team a critical lead.

In doing so, Messi overtook Diego Maradona with his ninth goal in the World Cup.

He is now only one goal away from Gabriel Batistuta, Albiceleste's all-time top scorer.

Leo Messi celebrates the precious goal against Australia,

Messi summed up Argentina's great evening: "We dominated the game and I think we could have decided it even earlier. We suffered towards the end, but Martinez saved us in the final minutes. We made it to the quarter-finals and we are certainly happy but also tired. I am very happy for this victory and another small step forward.

Leo Messi celebrates the expensive goal against Australia, photo: AP

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Source: israelhayom

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