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Argentina’s last group match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 was against Poland. In this match, Messi gave up an easy chance to score a penalty. However, goals from Mac Allister (46th minute) and Julián Álvarez (67th minute) scored for his team in the second half, and Argentina won the match 2–0. After losing the first match 1-2 against Saudi Arabia, the team won the last two group matches to finish top of Group C with six points. However, in this match, Lionel Messi took an unwanted record in his name.
This is the second time in Messi’s fifth World Cup that he missed the penalty. This is the 31st time in his career when he missed a penalty. Because of Poland’s goalkeeper Wojciech, the Argentine team could not achieve a big victory. Argentina kept the pressure on throughout the match. Wojciech made eight spectacular saves in the first half. Including Messi’s penalty.
Yeah yeah pessi just missed a penalty 😂😭.. mehhhn I’m so happy, this calls for a celebration 😂😭😂 pic.twitter.com/qjL1PkhAIv
— Adebola🥺💔 (@Ademide_43) October 30, 2022
Became the first player to miss two penalties
Lionel Messi is the first player in the world, who has not been able to score a penalty twice in the FIFA World Cup. The goal is usually decided on a penalty. Rarely do players miss a penalty. At the same time, the failure of a player like Messi to score a penalty is very shocking, but in five World Cups, Messi has missed the penalty for the second time.
Messi made a special record in this World Cup. He became the first player to assist his teammates in five different World Cups. Messi has performed brilliantly in this World Cup. They may have lost in their first match, but after that they have gone ahead and played well and the whole team is full of winning spirit. Even in the match against Poland, Messi may not have scored, but from the beginning of the match, he led the offensive game and kept the Polish team under constant pressure.