Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has celebrated Argentina’s dramatic win over Russia on the futsal World Cup, sending his countrymen a message in a selfie from his couch.
The 34-year-old is aware of a factor or two about beating the five-time World Cup winners in current historical past.
In July, he landed his nation their first main soccer silverware in 28 years – which was additionally his maiden worldwide triumph – when he captained them to a 1-0 win within the Copa America remaining on the Maracana in Rio.
And in main Argentina to a 1-0 win at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium in 2017, seven months earlier than the 2018 Russia World Cup, he additionally boasts a 100% report towards Sbornaya.
🥁 One of many greatest clashes in #FutsalWC historical past has been set!⚔️ It is the report champions towards the reigning champions. It is Rodrigo, Pito, Ferrao and team-mates towards Borruto, Brandi, Cuzzolino and Co. It is Brazil towards Argentina within the Lithuania 2021 semi-finals! pic.twitter.com/qB7HRr0BrV
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 26, 2021
With the soccer membership season in full swing now, Messi watched the weekend’s worldwide between Argentina and Russia on the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania, sending the Ballon d’Or holder into fan mode.
Following a 1-1 draw, Messi celebrated their dramatic 5-4 penalty shootout win by way of an Instagram story with a caption that learn “Let’s go” and an Argentine flag.
Messi’s photograph, taken alongside spouse Antonella and their three sons, additionally precipitated hypothesis concerning the variety of mirrors he has in his lounge and the precise location in Paris of his new house.
The conflict between Russia and Argentina was a repeat of the 2016 remaining, which Messi’s compatriots additionally gained.
The coach of that win, Diego Giustozzi, was there to cheer them on, watching captain Leandro Cuzzolino thunder in a left-footed shot earlier than one of many tallest gamers on the competitors, 6ft 1in Artem Antoshkin, scored previous goalkeeper Nicolas Sarmiento to drive spot kicks.
After making various excellent saves in common time, Sarmiento was the hero of the hour
“Once I saved the penalty, many issues got here to my thoughts,” he later stated. “Feelings, pleasure and far struggling, however above all an immense pleasure.
“When the legs cannot do it, you win together with your coronary heart. It’s the most stunning factor.”
“It‘s a pity that such nice groups needed to meet as early because the quarterfinals,” rued Antoshkin. “Within the first half, we have been looking for our recreation. Within the second half, we had the initiative however missed our possibilities.
“We may have scored from the 10-meter mark and gone by means of. The crew did properly; nobody will be blamed for this loss. We fought till the top.”
Messi has returned to coaching right now following a knee knock that saved him out of PSG’s 2-1 win at Metz on Wednesday, in addition to Saturday’s 2-0 victory at house to Montpellier.
Though video footage appeared to point out him finishing a drill with out issues, he now faces a race towards time to be match for a Champions League conflict of the titans on Tuesday when Manchester Metropolis go to the Parc des Princes.
Brazil and Argentina face off within the Futsal World Cup remaining 4 on Wednesday.
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