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Every record Lionel Messi broke during 2022 World Cup

Lionel Messi broke a number of records during his route to the 2022 World Cup.

Argentina and France went head-to-head in the 2022 World Cup final on Sunday.

Argentina eventually picked up the win in what was arguably the greatest World Cup final of all time.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe squared off and both players shone on the day. Mbappe netted a hat-trick and scored his penalty in the shootout, whilst Messi netted two and scored his penalty in the shootout, which Argentina won 4-2.

Following the game, 101GreatGoals have put together a list of every record Lionel Messi broke during the 2022 World Cup.

Every record Lionel Messi broke at 2022 World Cup

  • 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.
  • With 13 goals and 8 assists, Lionel Messi’s 21 goal involvements are the most of any player on record at the World Cup.
  • Lionel Messi is the all-time record holder for most games played at the World Cup (26).
  • Lionel Messi has scored 4 penalty goals in this World Cup, equalling the highest tally for a player in the same edition (4 for Rob Rensenbrink in 1978 and 4 for Eusébio in 1966).
  • Lionel Messi has become the first player to both score and assist in four separate World Cup matches (since the 1966 edition).
  • Lionel Messi has assisted five goals in the World Cup knockout stages, this is the most on record in the knockout rounds of the finals, surpassing Pelé’s four.
  • No player has created more chances in World Cup history than Lionel Messi (since records began in 1966).
  • Lionel Messi has now scored 13 goals at the World Cup, the most of any Argentina player in the competition’s history.


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