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World Cup: Messi Beats Ronaldo, Others As He Set Incredible Record Against Mexico
- Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi scored and created an assist as Argentina beat Mexico at the World Cup
- The former Barcelona skipper is now the oldest and youngest player to score and assist in a World Cup game
- Lionel Messi will now be aiming to do well for his country in their next game so as to reach the knockout stage
Lionel Messi on Saturday evening, 26 November, made history as he became the youngest and oldest player to score and assist in a World Cup game which is an incredible record.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward achieved this feat while playing for Argentina against Mexico in their second group game which they won 2-0.
The former Barcelona captain scored the first goal for Argentina in the 64th minute after as he benefited from an assist by Angel Di Maria.
And in the 87th minute, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner gave an assist for Fernandez to score Argentina's second goal against Mexico.
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The assist means Messi is now the oldest player to score and assist in a World Cup game beating the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
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Lionel Messi’s family celebrate
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Lionel Messi's family was in attendance at the Lusail Stadium as Argentina beat Mexico to get their first win at the 2022 World Cup.
Argentina bounced back from a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia, with Messi inspiring his side to a monumental win.
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Messi's wife, Antonella Roccuzzo and her three sons, Mateo, Ciro and Thiago, plus Messi's father, Jorge Messi, were among the fans in Doha to watch another iconic performance from the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.
The game was screaming for a moment of magic after a drab and dour affair in the first half. Messi stepped up in the 64th minute with a rasping shot to send the stadium into a frenzy.
A video showing Rocuzzo's and her son's reactions has emerged online, with relief written all over their faces.
The family was donning Argentina's away purple-looking jersey with Messi's number and initials emblazoned on their backs. They will be hoping for a repeat performance on Wednesday when they face Poland in a Group C decider.