Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi has surpassed Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of top scorers in the World Cup.

Similarly, Messi played the 1000th game of his career. Messi crossed the milestone of 1,000 games in this game, which was also the 100th game he captained for Argentina.

Messi, who has played 169 matches for his country, has scored 94 international goals.

With a goal against Australia last night, Messi’s number of goals in the World Cup has reached 9. Earlier, he and Ronaldo had the same goal tally of 8-8.

Messi has scored 9 goals in 23 matches while Ronaldo has scored 8 goals in 20 matches.

Germany’s former player Miroslav Klose has scored the most goals in the World Cup. He has scored the highest 16 goals in 24 matches.

Similarly, former Brazilian player Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in 19 games. France’s Kylian Mbappe has scored 7 goals in 10 games.

Argentina has entered the quarterfinals of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Last night, in the match at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Argentina defeated Australia by 2-1 and confirmed their meeting with the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.

Captain Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez scored one goal each in Argentina’s win. Australia got a gift of a goal suicide.

In the 35th minute of the game, captain Messi scored and gave Argentina the early lead. His first goal in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Alvarez scored in the 57th minute of the game and doubled Argentina’s lead. Alvarez managed to score on a ball made by Australian Ryan.

Australia returned the goal in the 77th minute of the game. Goodwin’s powerful shot from outside the box hit the body of Enzo Fernandez and entered the goal post.

After that the match was scoreless and Argentina won the match 2-1.

Two-time winners Argentina reached the last eight for the eighth time at the World Cup. Now Argentina will compete with Netherlands in the last eight.

The Netherlands had earlier defeated America 3-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals. The match between Argentina and the Netherlands will take place on Friday night.

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