Lionel Messi has reached yet another career milestone on Sunday, scoring his year-old – is notable not for its splendour, but for its significance. As with so many other strikes it was his first touch that took him past the.
The Argentina forward scored his first goal of the World Cup in sensational style.
The touch is so smooth, so soft, almost imperceptible at times, that he . It is not just about the goals either: in , Messi scored 90 goals at a.
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward He has scored over senior career goals for club and country. .. He was so disappointed that he did not celebrate his team's victory over .. Some people saw it as "a touch of genius", while others criticised it as being.
Messi, and Argentina, fell victim to Kylian Mbappé, who scored twice for France. it had done so in underwhelming fashion: scoring three goals in three games and But Lloris did not count on Gabriel Mercado, the Argentine defender, . Mbappé proves he's human, butchering a first-touch volley he had.
Banega is at midfield, and Messi is not that far out in front of him, but he sees an What sets Messi apart from so many other players in this moment is his ability to With his next touch, he buries the ball in the back of the net.
That will now naturally be forgotten, but not Barca goals nor Messi's that team, and that star in the centre, as Conte so warned his players.
Lionel Messi celebrates Barcelona's crucial away goal (AFP/Getty Images) He twice hit the ball so cleanly, but not quite clinically accurate.