After supporting Argentina to victory in the Finalissima on Wednesday night, Lionel Messi tied Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for most major international accolades.
Due to goals from Lautaro Martnez, Angel Di Mara, and Paulo Dybala, Argentina defeated Italy 3-0.
The highlight match, which pitted the European champions against the South American champions, was played at Wembley Stadium. Messi contributed two assists to Lionel Scaloni’s team’s resounding victory.
After helping his team break an 18-year trophy drought with the Copa America victory last July. Messi has now tied Manchester United star Ronaldo’s record for major international honors thanks to the victory in London, Finalissima.
With Portugal, Ronaldo has won both the Nations League and the European Championships. Later this year, both players will compete for their respective nations at the World Cup, which may be their final opportunity to win a medal on the world stage.
Messi had a wonderful period with Argentina, but he had a bumpy transition to life in Paris. Despite having 11 goals and 15 assists in 34 games this season, by his own lofty standards, he has been deceiving since leaving Barcelona.
The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner admitted that it has been a “shock” to adjust to life away from the LaLiga giants.
The 34-year-old expressed confidence in his ability to regain his form in the upcoming season. Saying it would be “much better” for the PSG forward.
“I have no doubt that playing for Paris Saint-Germain will make my next season much better. After that tumultuous summer, it wasn’t simple “Added he.