World Cup 2022: Footage Shows Lionel Messi ‘Destroying’ Australia Players With Majestic Dribbling Powers

World Cup 2022: Footage Shows Lionel Messi ‘Destroying’ Australia Players With Majestic Dribbling Powers

  • Argentina captain Lionel Messi was the tormentor-in-chief as he wreaked havoc on the Australia defence with his timeless dribbling skillset
  • Messi made lightwork of virtually every duel he faced, literally dancing through the defence of Australia as if they did not exist
  • The 35-year-old will hope to be in the same mood when La Albiceleste cross paths with the Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Friday, December 9

Lionel Messi turned on the heat against Australia as his man-of-the-match performance inspired Argentina to the quarterfinals.

Since suffering a shock defeat to minnows Saudi Arabia, Messi's Argentina have not looked back, securing identical 2-0 victories against Mexico and Poland to punch a ticket in the last 16.

They continued their renaissance in the competition with a 2-1 win over tournament surprise package, Australia, with Leo Messi at his devastating best.

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Lionel Messi was a complete menace to the Australian defence as his slippery eel attribute made him dance through them with ease. Photo credit: @brfootball @OptusSport
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The 35-year-old playmaker managed to end his goal-scoring drought in the knockout stages of the Mundial with a sublime finish to crown a perfect evening that interlaced with his 1000th career appearance.

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On the back of their last 16 victory, Messi's highlight reel has centred on his bewitching dribbling skillset which he whisked against Australia.

In a video posted on social media, seen by Sports Brief, the PSG superstar literally danced through a tree of Australian legs before ghosting past three more players in the middle of the park.

Despite his mesmeric run, the Australian defence managed to pull the breaks on Messi just when he was about to smash the ball at the back of the net.

Fans hail Messi as GOAT

Football fans across the globe rushed to the micro-blogging App, Twitter, to lavish praise on Lionel Messi following his latest milestone.

Lionel Messi brought his inability to score in the knockout phase of the World Cup to a crashing halt on the grand occasion of his 1000th career appearance.

The 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain superstar broke the deadlock in Argentina's last 16 clash with Australia on Saturday.

Messi ends knockout goal-scoring drought

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi scored his first-ever World Cup knockout goal on the occasion of his 1000th game in what has been an illustrious football career.

After suffering a setback in their opening game against Saudi Arabia, Messi inspired La Albiceleste to the knockout phase, defeating Mexico and Poland by 2-0 respectively.

On the occasion of his milestone appearance, Messi further embellished his status as one of the best, if not the best, ever footballer the sport has witnessed.

Source: Sports Brief News