Lionel Messi Leads Argentina To World Cup Final

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Argentina v Croatia: Semi Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates the team's 3-0 victory in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Juan Luis Diaz/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
This will be Messi's second World Cup Final in three tournaments.

Lionel Messi is considered to be one of the greatest soccer players of all-time. If you were to ask fans, they would say it comes down to a battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. However, in the last year or two, Messi has shown that he is the true GOAT as he continues to play at a high level.

In the World Cup, Messi has been the go-to player for Argentina, while Ronaldo rode the bench in the knockout stage. Ronaldo's side lost to Morocco over the weekend, while Messi and Argentina are off to the Finals. This is all thanks to a win against Croatia today.

Lionel Messi and Emiliano Martinez of Argentina celebrate after the team's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi Goes Off

During today's game, Messi scored the opening goal which came on a penalty kick. Later in the match, Messi helped set up Julian Alvarez for the team's third goal. Overall, he was just fantastic, and he has been showing himself to be on a mission for that title.

Back in 2014, Messi and his Argentinian side made it to the Finals of the World Cup in Brazil. However, they ultimately lost to a strong German squad in extra time. Now, Messi will have an opportunity to avenge this result as he will either take on Morocco or France on Sunday.

For his efforts, Messi was able to win man of the match for the fourth time this tournament. That is another massive accomplishment for the Argentinian star, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for the Final.

Let us know if you think Messi is winning his first World Cup, in the comments below. Also, stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the sports world.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.