The stars seem to be aligned for Lionel Messi to overcome the final frontier in his illustrious career, to lift that one trophy that has eluded him.
Facing France in the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina have made a brilliant start to the game and are dominating proceedings against the reigning champions.
And midway through the first half, La Albiceleste have taken the lead courtesy of that man, Messi. The 35-year-old dispatched one of the coolest penalties you’ll ever see after his former Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele brought down Angel Di Maria inside the box.
It is Messi’s sixth goal of the ongoing World Cup, which puts him ahead of France superstar Kylian Mbappe in the race for the Golden Boot, while also taking the 35-year-old legend a step closer to his dream.
Having come close to winning the World Cup eight years ago in Brazil, Messi & co. now have an advantage and will look to make sure that they snatch the trophy from the hands of the champions.