Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, Alejandro Gomez, centre, and Rodrigo De Paul celebrate their Fifa World Cup win against Australia in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Photo: AP
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, Alejandro Gomez, centre, and Rodrigo De Paul celebrate their Fifa World Cup win against Australia in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Photo: AP

Fifa World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi magic helps send Argentina into World Cup last eight

  • His 789th goal in his 1,000th career appearance helps secure a 2-1 victory over Australia to set up a last-eight clash with the Netherlands
  • Messi is seeking to win the tournament for the first time in what could be the 35-year-old’s final World Cup

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, Alejandro Gomez, centre, and Rodrigo De Paul celebrate their Fifa World Cup win against Australia in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Photo: AP
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, Alejandro Gomez, centre, and Rodrigo De Paul celebrate their Fifa World Cup win against Australia in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Photo: AP
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