Argentina star Messi.

(European News Agency)

[Reporter Nian Miaoyun/Comprehensive Report] Argentine star Lionel Messi ushered in the 1000th game of his career against Australia today. He also scored a goal on record night. He scored in the knockout round for the first time in his career. And led Argentina to beat Australia 2:1 and grab the top 8 tickets.

The 35-year-old Messi said before the start of this year's World Cup that this will be the last World Cup in his career, which also made many fans reluctant.

However, this time he is in good form, scoring twice in the group stage and accumulating 8 goals in his career.

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Messi had a good chance to attack in the 35th minute today. He scored the third goal of this year in the penalty area. It was also the first time he broke through the opponent's gate in the knockout stage of the World Cup.

Messi has accumulated 9 goals in his career in the World Football Association, ranking second in the history of the team alone, approaching Gabriel Batistuta's record of 10 goals, and has a good chance of tying or even breaking through this year.

Not only that, Messi was selected as the best player in a single game for this battle. This is also the 8th time in his career that he has won this award, surpassing Ronaldo's 7 times and becoming the most in history.

The award for the best player in a World Cup match was first presented in 2002.

Argentina star Messi.

(Associated Press)

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