Lionel Messi beats Diego Maradona’s World Cup record against Nigeria


Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the 2018 World Cup against Nigeria on Tuesday as La Albiceleste booked their place in the last 16 of the competition.

It was yet another landmark strike for Messi as he bagged the 100th goal of the competition in Saint Petersburg.

He also surpassed a Diego Maradona record during the win over Nigeria, as shown by Opta.

Next up for Messi is a clash with France which will see him take on Barcelona team-mates Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele.


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