The GOAT controversy is over… Ronaldo awards the ‘crown’ to Messi

The GOAT debate is over.

Argentina drew 3-3 with France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. won with 2. With this, Argentina won the World Cup for the first time in 36 years since 1986.

It was a fierce match worthy of the final. In the beginning, an easy victory for Argentina was expected. France failed to attempt a single shot in the first half and was only busy blocking Argentina’s attack. The Argentine players, united for the ‘Last Dance’ Lionel Messi, constantly put pressure on France and took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Messi and Angel Di María.

It was different in the second half. As time passed, France found its own pace. After the first shot came out, they poured an onslaught, and at the end Kylian Mbappe scored multiple goals to balance the score 2-2.

So the game went into overtime. The Argentine players seemed a bit weak and the atmosphere gradually leaned towards France. But in a difficult moment, a solver appeared. In the 3rd minute of the second half of extra time, Argentina had a chance and Messi scored to take the lead again. Argentina’s victory seemed likely, but France did not back down easily. A penalty was awarded for the opponent’s handball, and Mbappe, the kicker, calmly finished and balanced again.

Eventually, the match went to a penalty shootout. Argentina had a slight advantage. Argentina had experienced a penalty shoot-out once in this tournament, and France was the first. It was a great advantage for Argentina to have one experience in a stage where the final is given enormous pressure. In the end, victory was also up to Argentina. France’s Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Chuameni missed, while Argentina’s all four kickers succeeded. 토토

So, the victory was up to Argentina. This adds Messi to the display case of the World Cup trophy that has held him back throughout his career.

At the same time, the GOAT controversy ended. After the game, the British media ‘The Sun’ posted a photo of Ronaldo handing Messi the crown, saying, “The GOAT debate is over.” It was an answer to the question of ‘Messi vs Ronaldo, who is better?’ In fact, since Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo formed a rivalry, the debate over who is better between the two has not ceased among football fans. Ballon d’Or, league wins, big years. It was because they had similar careers, even lifting trophies on each continent. In the end, to end this, winning the World Cup became important, and with Messi winning the trophy this time, he had a better career than Ronaldo.