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Lionel Messi has set an incredible World Cup record following his goal against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Argentina pinned their hopes on Messi. His country needed him more than ever, and he delivered by opening the scoring in typically sublime fashion with the two-time winners eventually securing a spot in the next round.
He netted the 100th goal of the tournament and became the first player in World Cup history to score in his teens, twenties, and thirties.
Lionel Messi is the first player in #WorldCup history to score a goal as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s. #ARG
Timeless :goat: pic.twitter.com/VsbFtNymp3
- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 26, 2018
Lionel Messi becomes the first player ever to score at the World Cup:
- as a teenager
- in his twenties
- in his thirties#ARG#WorldCup2018
- Messi World (@MessiWorId) June 26, 2018
Messi becomes the first player to have scored a World Cup goal as a teenager, in his twenties and in his thirties.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 26, 2018
Lionel Messi becomes the first player to have scored a #WorldCup goal as a teenager, in his twenties and in his thirties #NGAARG #ARG
- Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 26, 2018
What a stat this is, Lionel Messi becomes the first player in history to score a World Cup goal as a teenager, in his 20s and his 30s !
- Shane Pinnington (@ShanePinnington) June 26, 2018
Record: Lionel messi is the first player in world cup history to scored a goal in his 19s, 20s and 30s. Magician. GOAT
- Mān :flag_fr: (@LabileLinkUp) June 26, 2018
Lionel Messi, Ever Banega and Nicolas Tagliafico have been Argentina's best players.
- Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) June 26, 2018
What a player.
Will Messi guide Argentina to World Cup glory?
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