Lionel Messi gets the WORST record after Argentina ‘painful’ loss in World Cup opener

Lionel Messi has achieved a series of important milestones in his career. Unfortunately, Argentina suffered a s/h/o/ck defeat to Saudi Arabia.

In the opening match of the 2022 World Cup, the Argentina team suffered a s/h/o/ck loss with a score of 1-2 against Saudi Arabia. Although Messi scored the opening goal from the penalty spot quite early, La Albiceleste was later scored by the opponent twice in a row at the beginning of the second half. This is truly a seismic event in World Cup history.

Messi has set a series of impressive milestones on the day Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty).

The irony is that on the sad day of the Argentina team, Messi has set a series of important milestones in his career. Accordingly, with the appearance in the match against Saudi Arabia, El Pulga became the first player in Argentina’s history to participate in 5 World Cup finals. Previously, the No. 10 superstar shared this record with Diego Maradona and Javier Mascherano (with 4 goals).

Besides, the striker born in 1987 also became the 5th player to score in 4 different World Cup finals . Before that, he had 1 goal in the 2006 World Cup, 4 goals in the 2014 World Cup and 1 goal in the 2018 World Cup. Sharing this record with El Pulga includes 4 other players, Pelé, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and C. Ronaldo. In particular, CR7 will monopolize this record if it scores in the 2022 World Cup.

The Argentine team lost to Saudi Arabia for the first time in history (photo: Getty).

And yet, Messi also holds the record for becoming the player with the longest distance to the first goal in the World Cup final (16 years). The first goal of the Argentine superstar in the World Cup was against Serbia in June 2006.

Meanwhile, Argentina conceded 2 or more goals for the first time in their opening World Cup match since 1974. In the 1974 World Cup, the Tango team lost 2-3 to Poland in the match. first match.

Not stopping there, this is the first time in history that Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia. Before that, the two teams had met 4 matches and La Albiceleste won 2, drew 2.