Lionel Scolani has a reason to smile after his men delivered his first world cup of his training career in a night that ended 3-3 in normal but the Argentina merged victorious with 4 goals against France’s 2 goals n penalty spots
The first goal was scored by captain Lionel Messi from a penalty spot in the 23rd minute of the game after a foul in the box by Mousa Dembele on Angel Dimaria adding his goal count 6.
At 36 minutes with an assist from MacAllister, Angel Di Maria had to strike with another beautiful goal making it 2-0 for the Argentines.
France came back energized in the second half with their speed merchant Kylian Mbappe scoring a penalty goal in the 80th minute and in the 81st minute making it 2-2 adding his count 7 goals in the tournament.
The match ended 2-2 in 90 minutes forcing an extra time that had Messi score another goal making it 3-2 in the 109th minute adding his goal count to 7 goals in this years tournament.
However, their was a turn of events in the 117th minute when France won another penalty pushing the night to a draw of 3-3 and adding his count to 8 goals in the tournament.
This is Argentina’s third world cup trophy since winning it in 1978 which they hosted in Mexico and 1986 which they hosted while France missed to defend the prestigious global trophy having won it 1998 which they hosted and 2018 in Russia.
This brings an end to this year’s tournament that had big teams like Spain, Portugal, England, Brazil, German among others knocked out by underdogs.
Lionel Messi now adds the World Cup trophy to his cabinet making him the world’s greatest player of all time and it’s been possibly his last world cup appearance leaving the stage for other young turks like his PSG team mate and France’s speed merchant Kylian Mbappe among others.
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