Leo Messi took advantage of a penalty kick and led Argentina to the lead in the match against Saudi Arabia. This is the seventh goal for him at World Cup-level tournaments. He equaled Cristiano Ronaldo in this classification.
- Leo Messi hit the net in the match against Saudi Arabia
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi each have seven hits at the World Cup
- The leader of the all-time scorers’ standings is Miroslav Klose (16 goals)
Messi aligns himself with other legends
Leo Messi is in phenomenal form this season, so the Argentine national team is pinning its highest hopes for success on him. On Tuesday, the Argentines faced Saudi Arabia, and Messi entered the scoring list as early as the 10th minute of the match. He successfully converted a penalty kick and led his team to a one-goal lead.
This is already the seventh hit for the Paris Saint-Germain soccer player, if you take into account all the World Cups he has played. In doing so, he equaled the output of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has also scored seven goals so far. The Portuguese, on the other hand, has yet to play a game in Qatar.
Messi was also among the top players who scored goals at four different World Cup events. The FC Barcelona legend scored goals in 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022. Before him, only Pele, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo had accomplished it.