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Lionel Messi sets another two World Cup records following final opener

Argentina and France are currently locked in World Cup final action.

The game was expected to produce plenty of goals as neither side have looked that solid at the back over the course of the tournament.

Lionel Messi was also playing out his final ever World Cup game at the age of 35, looking to win the one major trophy that has alluded him throughout what has been a sensational career.

At the time of writing, Argentina ‘have dominated the game and boast a 1-0 lead.

Argentina won a penalty just a few minutes after Olivier Giroud headed over from a free-kick. Di Maria beat Dembele, which led to the Frenchman bringing down the Argentine in the box.

Lionel Messi stepped up to take the spot-kick and sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way.

After scoring from 12 yards, Lionel Messi has now set another World Cup record.

The winger has 20 goals and assists at World Cups throughout his career, which is the most of any player since records began in 1966.

The previous holder of the record was Germany’s Miroslav Klose and Brazil’s Ronaldo.

Elsewhere, it was revealed that Lionel Messi is the first player to score in the group stage, round of 16, quater-final, semi-final and final in a single edition of the World Cup.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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