Lionel Messi is in the center of attention, not only because he has the opportunity to reach the quarterfinals with the Argentina team, but that this game is the thousandth that the Argentine will play in his entire career.
Given the expectation of the performance of the Argentine in his match against Australia, he was registered on social networks an emotional gesture that a little girl made with the Argentine star.
The moment occurred before the start of the match against Australia, specifically in the corridor where the players prepare for the match.
While Lionel Messi was in the front row of the Argentina players, a little girl who was next to the albiceleste goalkeeperEmiliano Martínez, touches the soccer player on the shoulder.
Messi turns to see the girl, and she immediately gives him a thumbs up, as a sign of support for the match that will be played against Australia.
— FutRock (@FutRock2) December 3, 2022
The moment generated emotion among users on social networks, both for the action of the little girl, and for the smile she generated towards the soccer player.
👍🔟 The greeting and admiration of a girl to Lionel Messi before entering the field to play the match between Argentina and Australia for the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.#rosario3 #qatar2022 #world2022 #Argentina #messi pic.twitter.com/lobAbMZmLY
– Rosario3.com (@Rosariotres) December 3, 2022
party number thousand
Lionel Messi will participate in his thousandth game at a professional level.
The soccer player from Rosario, 35 years old, He plays his 169th match with the Argentine teamto which he adds 778 with Barcelona and 53 with his current club, Paris Saint-Germain.
In 19 years of professional career, Messi has scored 788 goals in those thousand games.
The Argentinian plays with Argentina its duel number 23 in World Cupsonly two away from the record held by the German Lothar Mattaus.
He has scored nine goals in World Cups, two this year.
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