History beckons on messi, as argentina leads 2-0 at half time

History beckons on messi, as argentina leads 2-0 at half time
after 36 years argentina looks set to cart home the prestigious 22nd edition of the world cup – qatar 2022. as at the end of the first forty-five minutes the lionel messi inspired argentina team is leading 2-0, thanks to goals from the mercurial messi and his long time comrade angel di maria.

it is recalled that argentina last won the diadem in 1986 when the team motivated by diego maradona lifted the world cup after defeating west germany 3-2.
messi struck in the 23rd minute via a penalty after a foul by qusmane dembele against di maria. in the 36th minute di maria receiving a ball from mac allister flicked the ball to beat an onrushing goalkeeper, hugo lloris for the second goal.
clearly, the argentines are the better side in the first half with 55 to 44 percent possessions and piling up pressure on the defending champions who managed no shot on goal.
finally, messi might lift the world cup to further cement his status in the world of football, with it; he might well be regarded as the greatest footballer ever.
but there are still forty five minutes of grueling encounter, too quick to claim anything; there is kylian mbappe who also has his eyes on making history. but everything points to messi’s world cup.

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