Lionel Messi won his first FIFA World Cup after Argentina defeated France in penalty kicks (4-2). The 35-year-old didn’t ride shotgun while the team did the work; the Argentine needed to have the best game of his career to combat the performance of Kylian Mbappe.
Messi scored a brace in the first 90 minutes and extra time that ended 3-3 and needed penalty kicks, where he converted his shot. Along with his two goals, he created three scoring chances on 85 touches, per FotMob.
Here are Messi’s best moments in the World Cup Final against Mbappe and France.