World Cup 2022: Wholesome Video of Leo Messi Watching His Family Celebrate His Goal Against Australia Emerges

World Cup 2022: Wholesome Video of Leo Messi Watching His Family Celebrate His Goal Against Australia Emerges

  • Argentina captain Lionel Messi was given a moment to savor following his heroics against Australia in the round of 16
  • The 35-year-old has been in phenomenal form since the start of the World Cup, scoring three goals in four games so far
  • Meanwhile, Messi's hopes of winning the World Cup are still alive but will have to navigate past a well-drilled Netherlands side

Lionel Messi put up a masterclass performance to inspire Argentina to the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup at the expense of surprise package Australia.

Messi, who was making his 1000th career appearance on Saturday, brought his knockout goal-scoring drought to a halt with a sublime finish in the 35th minute.

His goal against the Socceroos served as the launchpad for Argentina's qualification to the quarterfinals, setting up a date with the Netherlands on Friday, December 9.

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Lionel Messi had a heartwarming moment watching his family react to his goal vs Australia. Photo credit: @WeAreMessi
Source: Twitter

Apparently, Messi's wife, his three kids and other family members were monitoring him from the VIP stands and went into a frenzy after his wonderful finish nestled at the back of the net, Givemesport reports.

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In a video shared on social media, seen by Sports Brief, a reporter who was interviewing Leo in the mixed zone showed him the video of his family's reaction to his goal.

The 35-year-old Argentina talisman was full of smiles watching his family leap with joy after his goal before continuing with his interview.

Messi ends knockout drought

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.

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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.

Messi names 3 teams to win World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi has made a fresh prediction on the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Messi's Argentina has widely been touted as favourites to win the 2022 edition of the competition, thanks to their impressive run and squad depth.

La Albiceleste are already in the quarterfinals of the competition after seeing off Australia in the Round of 16.