Lionel Messi intercepted by Australian players after helping Argentina to top 16 finish at 2022 World Cup, here’s why – Okezone Bola

LIONEL Messi intercepted by Australian players after helping Argentina win in round of 16 World Cup 2022. Indeed, a number of players from Socceroos – dubbed the Australian national team – lined up for a photo with the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar.

Lionel Messi shone again as he led Argentina to beat Australia 2-1 in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup. The match took place at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Sunday (4/12/2022) WIB in the early morning.

But after the match there was an interesting moment. The reason is that three Australian players namely Keanu Baccus, Marco Tilio and Joel King were seen chasing Messi so they could take a picture together.

This can be seen in the video uploaded to the Sport Bible Twitter account on Sunday (4/12/2022). In the video, the three players look eagerly waiting for Messi in the corridor of the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium.

Finally, the long-awaited figure has arrived. Suddenly, Baccus, Tilio and King immediately asked Messi to take a picture together. Even the Paris Saint-Germain superstar didn’t object to their request.

Then players from the Socceroos – nicknamed the Australian national team – took turns snapping photos with the Paris Saint-Germain superstar. Starting with King, then Tilio and Baccus.

After finally managing to get a photo opportunity together Messi, you can see their faces are very happy. Even if it is true, the Socceroos had to lose against Argentina where one of the winning goals was scored by Messi.

Lionel Messi

In the game itself, Messi made his 1,000th appearance in his career as a professional footballer. He also surpassed Diego Maradona’s goalscoring record for the Argentina national team at the World Cup.

La Pulga – nicknamed Lionel Messi – collected 9 goals and 6 assists for Argentina at the World Cup, while Maradona with 8 goals and 6 assists. The former Barcelona superstar is now one goal behind Argentina’s top scorer at the World Cup, Gabriel Batistuta (10 goals). He could have won this milestone at the 2022 World Cup.

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