Lionel Messi won the one trophy missing from his cabinet in style on Sunday, when he scored a brace to inspire Argentina to a win over France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. Messi scored two goals against France as the game ended 3-3 after extra-time, with Kylian Mbappe bagging a hat-trick for the reigning champions. Messi also netted in the shoot-out with goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saving one penalty before Gonzalo Montiel banged in the winning spot-kick to send Argentine players and fans into raptures.
The Argentina camp broke in wild celebration after the win. And as Messi took the World Cup from FIFA President Gianni Infantino and approached his teammates, one found uncanny similarities with the way he celebrated the Finalissima 2022 and the Copa America 2021 triumphs.
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The final was a torturous affair for many fans as Argentina lost a 2-0 half-time lead to be forced into extra-time.
France, just like the Netherlands did to Argentina in the quarter-finals, scored two late goals to prolong the match.
Having taken the lead again in extra-time, through Messi, Argentina were once more pegged back when Mbappe completed his hat-trick with another last gasp equalizer, condemning fans to the nail-biting drama of a penalty shoot-out.