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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— here (@kann) December 3, 2022
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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