Lionel Messi scores in 1000th career match
Lionel Messi scored in what was the 1,000th game of his storied career as Argentina beat Australia 2-1 to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. Captaining his national team for the 100th time, Messi ignited this last-16 match midway through the first half, curling home cutely after some neat build-up play – his 789th career goal.
Is there a more electrifying sight in football than Lionel Messi with the ball at his feet? The legs do not move as rapidly as they once did, and everyone knows we are now in the final moments. His World Cup dream is still alive after overcoming Australia and moving on to another quarterfinal.