Argentina super star Lionel Messi has scored the 100th goal of FIFA World Cup 2018. Messi scored crucial goal against Nigeria in the last group-D match for Argentina. Arg faced 3-0 defeat in their last group against Croatia which made difficult for two time champion to make it through knockouts.
With this brilliant goal, Messi also became first footballer in the history of FIFA World Cup who scored goals at different ages of life. Messi scored as teenager (2006), in mid twenty20s (2010) and mid thirties (2018).
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Till half time, Argentina managed to take 1-0 lead.
This is crucial game for 2014 world cup runner-up as they played draw against Iceland and lost last match against Croatia by 3-0.
Key Stats from this match
– Argentina have won 29 World Cup matches out of 30 in which they were leading at half-time, the only occasion when they faced 4-2 defeat in the 1930 final against Uruguay.
– Saint Petersburg Stadium is the 100th stadium where Messi has scored a goal for either Argentina or Barcelona.