Tue. Feb 7th, 2023

Lionel Messi’s thunderous Penalty in World Cup Semi-Final Croatia In the World Cup Semi-FinalLionel Messi, 35, who lost against Germany during the final of 2014, is hoping to complete his incredible professional career with a win in his debut World Cup and a third for Argentina after winning in 1978 and 1986.

Lionel Messi’s dreams are alive and along with them the hopes of millions of Argentina fans around the world. The two-time champions are currently in their sixth final and are one victory away from winning the famous trophy for the very first time since 1986. In the semi-final against runners-up in the 2018 tournament, Croatia in the semi-finals, Argentina produced their best performance of the tournament in order to ensure they’ll take on the winners of Wednesday’s semi-final, which featured the holders France as well as Morocco in the final on Sunday.

Messi 35, beaten in 2014 final to Germany in 2014 final, is determined to celebrate his incredible life by taking home his first World Cup and a third for Argentina following wins in the years 1978 and 1986. In addition, after putting his team to victory through a flawlessly executed penalty in the first half, he made sure of victory by scoring the winning goal.

It wasn’t till the end of the game in minute 25, however, that the game began to show signs of life, with an attempt to shoot low from outside the box of Enzo Fernandez. However, Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was able to make it through and block it.

It was a close affair however an easy lofted ball over the top by Fernandez could get past the Croatian defense. Alvarez grabbed it and smashed the ball through the forward Livakovic who struck the striker, and Italian official Daniele Orsato pointed to the spot.

Livakovic was right, but his strike was not successful as Messi’s perfectly hit drive soared into the net to give his side ahead by 1-0 at the end of the 34th minute.

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