Argentina fullback Nahuel Molina has revealed the freakishly correct prediction Lionel Messi made forward of La Albiceleste’s conflict towards the Netherlands on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina picked up a hard-fought win over the Netherlands within the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The scoreline stood at 2-2 on the finish of additional time earlier than the South People secured a 4-3 win on penalties.
La Albiceleste opened the scoring via Molina within the thirty fifth minute, courtesy of an inhuman Lionel Messi cross. Operating horizontally throughout midfield, Messi went previous Dutch defender Nathan Ake earlier than enjoying a chic via ball to Molina on the best facet of the field. The appropriate-wingback utilized a luxurious end to present Argentina the lead.
Trying again on his first and solely aim on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Molina revealed how Messi predicted that Argentina would rating via Molina’s facet towards the Netherlands. Molina mentioned (through @AlbicelesteTalk):
“We have been on the techniques session earlier than the match vs Netherlands and Scaloni was telling us over and over: ‘We’ve to mark the distinction from Nahuel’s flank.’ We have been enjoying the mix within the apply and Leo was making passes like by no means.
“Later in a single second we collided on the finish of the pitch and Leo informed me: ‘Tomorrow we’re going to rating the aim from right here’ and he left.”
Molina concluded by saying:
“On the matchday they, him and Scaloni stored telling me that, ‘we’re going to rating from Nahuel’s facet, we’re going to rating from right here’ and I used to be saying “sh*t, its at this time.”
Lionel Messi emerged because the event’s finest participant as Argentina received the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 35-year-old, who received the Golden Ball, scored seven occasions and claimed three assists in seven video games in Qatar.
Argentina icon Lionel Messi appeared in prime form in PSG’s win over Lens
Having suffered consecutive Ligue 1 defeats at house, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) returned to profitable methods on the Parc des Princes on Saturday (15 April). They bagged a 3-1 victory over third-placed Lens to open up an eight-point lead over Marseille on the prime of the Ligue 1 desk.
Kylian Mbappe, Vitinha, and Lionel Messi scored within the first half, whereas Przemyslaw Frankowski scored a comfort penalty for Lens within the second 45.
Having been jeered within the earlier two house video games, Messi produced a formidable efficiency on Saturday. Within the fortieth minute, the Argentina skipper obtained the ball 25 yards from Lens’ aim. He reduce inside, performed just a little one-two with Mbappe, and utilized a assured end to place PSG 3-0 up.
The aim apart, Lionel Messi created three possibilities, accomplished two dribbles, performed 9 passes into the ultimate third, and delivered three correct lengthy balls.