Messi's Record in the Quarterfinals and Against Netherlands

  • Publish date: Friday، 09 December 2022
Messi's Record in the Quarterfinals and Against Netherlands
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Lionel Messi had a long career with the Argentine National Team and participated in many major international tournaments with tango dancers, but the Netherlands match may be the most important match in his career, as the Argentine national team is preparing to face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, in the match the winner of which will set a date with the winner of the Brazil-Croatia match, in the semi-finals of the World Cup Qatar.

How many goals does Lionel Messi score in the World Cup quarterfinals?

Lionel Messi has never scored in the World Cup quarterfinals, despite having played in this stage before on 3 occasions.

Messi's first match was in the quarterfinals, against Germany in the 2006 edition, but he remained on the bench, and his country lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw in original and extra time.

The second match he played in the quarter-finals dates back to 2010 against Germany as well, when Argentina suffered a heavy defeat by four goals to nil from Thomas Muller's comrades, under the leadership of coach Diego Armando Maradona.

And in the quarter-finals of 2014, the Argentine national team eliminated Belgium, with one goal to nil, and the goal was scored by Gonzalo Higuain.

As for the World Cup in Russia in 2018, Messi failed in reaching the quarterfinals, after losing in the round of 16 against France.

How many goals does Lionel Messi have against the Netherlands national team?

Lionel Messi faced the Netherlands national team in the World Cup twice, the first in 2006 in the group stage, and he was a substitute and did not participate at the time in the match that ended in a goalless draw.

The second match was in the 2014 World Cup, specifically in the semi-finals, and also ended in a goalless draw with the participation of Messi, but Argentina succeeded in winning a penalty shootout.

Messi did not face the Dutch national team in any other match, meaning that Messi did not score against the Netherlands at all.

How many goals did Messi score in the World Cup?

Lionel Messi has scored 9 goals in his World Cup career so far, the first goal he scored was in Serbia and Montenegro in 2006, and the last goal was against Australia in the 2022 edition.

In the Qatar World Cup 2022, Messi has scored 3 goals so far, the first against Saudi Arabia from a penalty kick, the second against Poland, and the last against Australia.

It is noteworthy that his goal against Australia was the first goal he scored in his career in the knockout stages of the World Cup, so the other eight goals were all in matches for the group stage.