At 18 years of age, Messi is embarking on his first FIFA World Cup™ adventure, but any thoughts that he might be fazed by the occasion were dispelled very quickly indeed.
At just 18, Messi has already gone down in Argentine history. Better still, he has added his name to the list of a highly exclusive FIFA World Cup club: after Pele (1958), Manuel Rosas (1930) and Michael Owen (1998), he is now the fourth-youngest goalscorer in the history of the tournament. So, what's next? Will this ambitious youngster be targeting the ultimate goalscorers’ prize: the adidas Golden Shoe? Heaven knows that if anyone is capable of doing it at such a tender age, it's Messi.
Just by leaving the bench, he became the youngest player in the history of Argentine football to play at a FIFA World Cup, and within a few minutes, he had become their youngest-ever scorer.
Just three minutes had passed, in fact, when the teenager outwitted the opposing defence with his skill and pace before delivering a pinpoint cross. From five yards, Hernan Crespo could hardly fail to score.
Teamwork tells for awesome Argentina.....
That was the real team effort GOAL….
It passes across 24 legs and finally in to the NET….WaaaO.
If you have missed to watch that goal…hey you really missed something if you love Football.
Lemme explain in brief about that GOAL…
It was a wonderfully constructed 'team' goal, Juan Sorin starting things off and involving Javier Saviola who played a one-two before spreading a pass to Esteban Cambiasso. From there it went to Hernan Crespo who controlled and applied a clever back-heel which Cambiasso struck high into the roof of the net.
By the way above is the very brief of that goal……but actually it went across 24 legs….
Argentina's with a swaggering 6-0 victory and afterwards the superlatives flowed with the same ease as the two-times champions found when cutting through a waning Serbia and Montenegro defence.
If anyone doubted Argentina's credentials, they can doubt no more. As for Serbia and Montenegro, this ‘nightmare group’ has become just that.You gt to watch the mess of Messi.