Sports Tak Staff
December 13, 2022
There should be little argument where Lionel Messi stands among the pantheon of greats.
Messi is currently leading Argentina's charge of lifting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Argentinean magician has been in spectacular form in Qatar and the numbers are extraordinarily amazing.
Messi's six goal contributions (four goals, two assists) in this tournament trail only his Paris Saint-Germain club-mate Kylian Mbappe (seven).
To further prove his importance to Argentina, he has been involved in 39 shot-ending sequences in open play at this World Cup, 15 more than any of his team-mates.
Messi has played 480 minutes in the 2022 FIFA World Cup so far, creating 13 goal-scoring chances in the process.
Overall, Messi has taken 18 shots in the quadrennial showpiece in Qatar, converting four of those efforts into goals.
Tuesday's semi-final game between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium might just boil down to Messi turning messiah for La Albiceleste once again!