Lionel Messi’s squad is successful in beating Kylian Mbappe’s Armee De Terre. From 2-0 down to draw the match 3-3, the FIFA World Cup Final 2022 will be written in history.
Argentina has secured the third star in their International jersey. They beat France by 4-2 in the penalties after the score was 3-3. Argentina started the match as they had two options, to win or to die. Messi took the lead from a spot kick in the 23rd minute of the match. The moment France understood that they needed to wake up, the 34-year-old Angel Di Maria broke the willpower of France by making the score 2-0. Kylian and his army are the first teams who have zero shots on target in the first half of a World Cup Final.
Didier Deschamps seemed nervous for the first time in this World Cup when he made two quick substitutions. In the 41st minute, Randal Kolo Muani came in place of Ousmane Dembele, and Marcus Thuram replaced Olivier Giroud, who failed to make an impact. The match was almost decided when Lionel Scaloni took off his attackers and brought his defenders for action. But, again, the 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe took the responsibility on his shoulder and made the score 2-2 from 2-0 within 97 seconds in the 80th and 81st minutes. The first was from the spot kick, and the second was a brilliant finish.
The match went to extra time, and both teams were desperate. Lionel Messi, the legend, again proved himself by taking the lead 3-2. The referee was almost ready to whistle, but in the 116th minute, Montiel gave a penalty to France when he tried to block Mbappe’s shot. In the 118th minute, the score was 3-3, and everyone understood that only a penalty shootout could decide the fate. Both teams were ready and made the last substitutions.
France took the first penalty, which was a goal from Mbappe as he successfully beat Martinez for the fourth time in one match. Messi seemed confident and secured another goal. Now, the turning point came when Kingsley Coman’s shot reached Matinez’s gloves. Dybala secured the lead, and the man who had a brilliant game for 120 minutes, Aurelien Tchouameni, was unsuccessful in keeping the ball in the net. Parades made the lead to 3-1, and Kolo Muani made it 3-2. All eyes were on the man who just gave a penalty to France, Gonzalo Montiel, who had the chance to take the last kick of the match. And he didn’t disappoint his country, his fellow teammates, fans, and lastly, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, the magician, the GOAT, LIONEL MESSI.