World Cup 2022: Watch Leo Messi’s Stunning Penalty Miss Against Poland

World Cup 2022: Watch Leo Messi’s Stunning Penalty Miss Against Poland

  • Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the make-or-break tie with Poland on November 30
  • Messi has become the first player ever to have two penalties saved in the World Cup
  • He also overtook Maradona to become the most-capped Argentinian at the Mundial

Lionel Messi missed a crucial first-half penalty against Poland, in the must-win final group game at the ongoing 2022 World Cup.

The 35-year-old Argentina genius proved his clutch powers to inspire La Albiceleste to a 2-0 victory over fellow Latin America nation Mexico, after suffering a shock loss to Saudi Arabia.

Messi, who has been Argentina's goal-getter extraordinaire, assumed responsibility for the seemingly contentious penalty.

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Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty against Poland. Photo credit: @ESPNFC
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However, the usually dependable Messi, who had expertly dispatched a penalty against Saudi Arabia, strangely missed from 12 yards following a big one-hand save from Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.

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Despite missing his kick, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar became the most-capped Argentina player at the Mundial, surpassing the legendary Diego Maradona in the process.

Having already disclosed this year's World Cup, the Argentine talisman hopes to chart Maradona's 1986 World Cup-winning path by guiding his nation to the Holy Grail in Qatar.

Messi chalks new milestone

Messi became the most-capped Argentine in World Cup history, after taking the field for his side against Poland on Wednesday evening.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar captained La Albiceleste in their gigantic tie against Robert Lewandowski's side, in their final Group C encounter of the tournament.

The Argentine genius started alongside Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez and Juventus winger Angel Di Maria in a devastating attacking trident.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi scored a stunning goal for Argentina in their second World Cup group game against Mexico.

Messi's Argentina were consigned to a shock defeat at the hands of minnows Saudi Arabia in their 2022 World Cup opener.

The result invariably ended Argentina's 36-game unbeaten run dating back to 2019, thus putting overwhelming pressure on La Albiceleste in their second group game against Mexico.

Source: Sports Brief News