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Argentina captain Lionel Messi sets two new FIFA World Cup records during victory over Nigeria

Posted: 27 June 2018 Time: 12:00

Argentina captain Lionel Messi set a new FIFA World Cup record and broke another one set by Diego Maradona, during their last-gasp victory against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Messi scored the opening goal and the 100th goal of Russia 2018 against the Super Eagles on Tuesday evening - in a game which saw the South American giants progress to the knockout stage of the global showpiece.

Marcus Rojo's last-gasp winner may have stolen the headlines in their dramatic 2-1 victory but the Albiceleste captain's first goal proved to be a historic feat.

Messi became the first player to ever score in his teens, 20's and 30's at the FIFA World Cup, since making his tournament debut as a 19-year-old back in 2006.

The FC Barcelona forward also surpassed a sublime record set by the legendary Maradona, for most dribbles completed at the World Cup.

 

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