Lionel Messi leaves Diego Maradona behind with goal against Saudi Arabia. 

November 22, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Lionel Messi and Argentina started their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign in style. 

Messi converted a penalty into Argentina's opening goal at the 10th-minute mark. 

With that strike, Messi became the first Argentinean footballer to score at four FIFA World Cup finals. 

Diego Maradona scored eight goals in his World Cup career in three editions. 

After the opening goal against Saudi Arabia, Messi took his tally to seven goals in FIFA World Cups. 

Messi scored at least one goal in the 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022 editions of FIFA World Cup. 

Messi failed to score even a single goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 

Out of Messi's seven goals, five have come from the left foot and two from the right foot. 

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