Rio Ferdinand praises Lionel Messi’s performance in Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Australia in the Round of 16 matches at stadium 974 in Qatar. Former England defender Rio Ferdinand praises Messi’s performance. Ferdinand stated on the BBC: By a wide margin, Messi’s performance was his best yet at this World Cup.
In his 1000th game, Messi gave Argentina the lead in the first half. In the 35th minute, he scored his ninth World Cup goal, surpassing the late Argentinean Diego Maradona. Along with Ferdinand, Alan Shearer praised Messi, saying, “[We are] so lucky to be in the stadium to watch him.”What a performance in the second half from him!
Shearer went on to say, “His hunger and desire, as well as his capacity to open it up for his teammates.”He is the story, but what an Australian performance.’ Lionel Messi, 35, scored the game-winning goal in Saturday’s match. Australia after their emotional capability to the Round Of 16 is presently killed.
Julian Alverez doubled the lead in the second half in the 57th minute after Messi had scored the first goal. The Australians had a chance when Enzo Fernandez scored an own goal in the 77th minute.
Nevertheless, Argentina was able to qualify. Somewhere else in the other knockout Luis Van Gaal’s Netherlands beat USA 3-1 to fit the bill for the quarterfinals of the World Cup. On Saturday, Argentina will face the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.