#Qatar2022: Every Record Set by Lionel Messi Against Mexico

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Lionel Messi was the man of the moment in Argentina's second group game against Mexico at the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

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Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

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Messi was under a lot of pressure because the game against Mexico was a must-win match for the Argentines. The PSG forward player gave football supporters a lot of things to talk about after the game.

He has now scored as many World Cup goals as Diego Maradona (8), with only Gabriel Batistuta (10) netting more for Argentina at the tournament overall.

He also holds the record as the youngest (18y 357d vs Serbia in 2006) and the oldest (35y 155d vs Mexico) player to both score and assist in a single World Cup game since the start of the tournament 1966.

The 35-year-old also became the first player in the history of the World Cup to register five assists in five consecutive World Cups.

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