Regardless of the result, Lionel Messi will reach a fantastic milestone in the Argentina-Australia game at the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
After years of seeing him at the top, one would think that there is virtually nothing that Lionel Messi has yet to accomplish – apart from the highly coveted FIFA World Cup trophy, of course. But somehow, the Argentine superstar still finds ways to add to his legacy.
Messi, who won it all at club level with FC Barcelona, broke his curse at international level last year when he led Argentina to the long-awaited Copa America title. He is now chasing the elusive Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Argentina bounced back from a disappointing start to keep their hopes alive and set up a meeting with Australia in the round of 16. Even though winning matters, Messi will make history by playing in this game regardless of the result.
Messi reaches 1000th career game in Argentina-Australia
The Argentina vs. Australia World Cup affair at the Qatar 2022 Round of 16 will be Lionel Messi’s 1000th game in his professional career. It all started on October 13, 2004, when a then 17-year-old Messi came on in the second half of Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Espanyol.