Lionel Messi led Argentina from the front in a tense final against defending champions France, helping his country to a third FIFA World Cup title. Messi scored twice in the final and even converted his penalty in the shootout to help his side overcome Les Bleus, who refused to bow out despite going down 0-2 in the first half. Kylian Mbappe became only the second player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final and also scored in the penalty shoot-out, but could not stop Messi from achieving immortality by winning his first World Cup.
After the victory, Messi was extremely happy and celebrated with his teammates. One of the viral videos shows Messi dancing with the World Cup trophy on the table in the dressing room. ESPNFC, who posted the video on Twitter, credited Messi’s teammate Nicolas Otamendi for the clip.
Watch the video of Lionel Messi dancing on the table with the World Cup
LIONEL MESSI JUMPS ON THE TABLE WHILE DRESSING 😂
(via @Notamendi30) pic.twitter.com/WUTq3AmjKs
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 18, 2022
Messi finished the tournament with 7 goals, one behind Mbappe, who scored 8 goals for France. He scored his World Cup record 26th on Sunday night and now has 13 goals in World Cup history.
He also won the Ballon d’Or, awarded to the Player of the Tournament, becoming the first player to do so, having also won the award in 2014 when Argentina lost to Germany in the final.
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