Celebrity Lionel Messi led Argentina to a commanding 3-Zero victory over 2018 runners-up Croatia to succeed in the ultimate of Qatar’s soccer World Cup.
The 35-year-old captain opened the scoring within the 34th minute after changing a penalty gained by striker Julian Alvarez when he was introduced down by Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
Messi went on to arrange Alvarez for the next two targets that chiselled away Croatia’s probabilities of making it to a second straight remaining and 37-year-old captain Luka Modric’s desires of hoisting the cup.
Whereas Croatia had extra possession of the ball all through Tuesday’s encounter, they weren’t in a position to register a single shot on aim.
The European facet will now go on to play within the third-place playoff at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on Saturday.
Messi’s efficiency made a strong assertion at Lusail Stadium, the place Argentina will return on Sunday to face the victors of Wednesday’s semifinal match between France and Morocco.