Following the duo’s heroics at the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi’s old photograph with Argentina teammate Julian Alvarez has surfaced once more.
La Albiceleste secured a spot in their sixth FIFA World Cup final by defeating Croatia on Tuesday, December 13. Messi and Alvarez both played crucial roles in the team.
Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina defeated Croatia, the World Cup champions in 2018, 3-0, with a blistering performance from Messi and Alvarez. After Julian Alvarez awarded Argentina a contentious penalty, Lionel Messi scored from the spot for Argentina’s goal against Croatia.
After that, Alvarez scored a wonderful goal on his own to give Scaloni’s team a two-goal lead. It was Messi who thought of his sheer wizardry to set up Alvarez for Argentina’s third.
A picture of the two attackers from a decade ago has come back to light following the game. Alvarez was a typical young football fan in Argentina ten years ago.
Alvarez, then 12 years old, was given the opportunity to take a picture with Lionel Messi, his idol.
Ten years later, he is playing alongside his hero from childhood and practically living his dream.
Alvarez was pretty clear about two things even when he was young.
The first was to represent Argentina in the World Cup. He also made it abundantly clear that he desired to compete in the World Cup alongside his idol Messi.
Julian Alvarez has also been a match-winner for Argentina, despite Lionel Messi’s incredible FIFA World Cup campaign.
In six games at the World Cup, Messi has scored five goals and provided three assists. On the other hand, Alvarez has impressed with his overall performance, scoring four goals and assisting one.
Following his heroics at the FIFA World Cup, former England striker Gary Lineker asserts that there should be no debate regarding Lionel Messi’s status as the greatest footballer of all time. During the matchup against Croatia in the semi-final, the forward from Argentina was at his absolute peak.
As the South American ended Croatia’s dream run in Qatar, he ruled the proceedings. The FIFA World Cup’s semi-finals have been reached by Luca Modric and co. twice in a row.
Following Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Croatia in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals, Lineker tweeted:
Is there a debate ongoing? Requesting a goat.
Lineker’s tweet came after Messi provided an assist during the tournament, luring Julian Alvarez to score Argentina’s third goal by slicing through the Croatian defense.
After losing to Germany in 2014, Messi and Argentina will have a second chance to win the World Cup.
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