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Footsteps of Lionel Messi’s debut at the 2006 World…

Footsteps of Lionel Messi’s debut at the 2006 World Cup

Lionel Messi Argentina
Lionel Messi, Argentina

Who doesn’t know Lionel Messi ? This Argentinian football star is the best player in the world. Many achievements both at the individual level, club, and the Argentine national team .

Seven Ballon d’or titles is one proof of the greatness of Lionel Messi in the world of football. But behind the flashy Messi award, there is one title that has not been conquered, namely the World Cup.

Messi is currently Argentina’s all-time top scorer with 86 goals. However, Messi is still under Gabriel Batistuta in terms of scoring goals at the World Cup.

All things related to the World Cup as if Messi doesn’t want to be conquered. The climax at the 2014 World Cup, Messi had to be patient again when he lost in the top party against Germany.

Although all things related to the World Cup are difficult for Messi to achieve, in fact there are interesting facts when you look at Messi’s debut at the World Cup. How is the story of Messi’s debut at the World Cup? Here’s the story.

Debuting at the Age of 18

Messi debuted the World Cup tournament in 2006. At that time Germany was given the mandate as host.

Messi who made his debut on August 17, 2005. Less than a year, Messi was called up to strengthen the Argentine national team at the 2006 World Cup.

At that time Messi was 18 years old and became one of the youngest debutants of the World Cup. In the Argentine national team, Messi has to compete for a place with several big names such as Pablo Aimar, Carlos Tevez to Javier Saviola.

Scored One Goal and One Assist

Argentina at that time joined in Group C with Ivory Coast, Serbia-Montenegro and the Netherlands. Messi did not play in Argentina’s inaugural match against Ivory Coast.

In the second match, Messi just made his World Cup debut from the bench against Serbia-Montenegro. Messi just entered in the 74th minute replacing Maxi Rodriguez.

But it only took four minutes for Messi to prove his quality. Messi immediately contributed assists for Argentina in the 78th minute.

Not satisfied with assists, Messi apparently also scored in his first game at the World Cup. Precisely in the 88th minute Messi scored a goal through a flick of his right foot. The goal was the closing goal for Argentina’s 6-0 win over Serbia-Montenegro.

Eliminated Germany

Germany seems to be a country that always tackles Messi’s achievements in the World Cup. It turns out that the 2014 World Cup Final is not the first time Messi has been beaten by Germany.

At Messi’s World Cup debut, Germany was also the actor of Argentina’s failure to go further. At that time Argentina met Germany in the last eight.

Status as the host, Germany managed to eliminate Messi’s hopes of winning the World Cup on his debut. At that time Argentina lost on penalties 5-3 after a 1-1 draw.

Even more painful is the fact that Messi was not taken down at all by coach Jose Nestor Pekerman. He can only mourn the loss of Argentina from the bench.

Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium 1 Argentina

4 Candidates for Key Argentine National Team Players in…

4 Candidates for Key Argentine National Team Players in the 2022 World Cup

Argentine players celebrate Angel Di Marias goal in the 2022 Finalissima match against Italy
Argentine players celebrate Angel Di Maria’s goal in the 2022 Finalissima match against Italy

The Argentine national team will celebrate the 2022 World Cup , with Lionel Messi remaining the mainstay of the Albiceleste. In this competition, they are in Group C with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.

Argentina is one of the favorite teams in the 2022 World Cup later. Moreover, La Albiceleste is being shrouded in a positive trend ahead of the grand tournament. Coach Lionel Scaloni’s squad comes to the 2022 World Cup with the status of 2021 Copa America champions.

Then in the 2022 World Cup Qualification Zone Conmebol, Argentina has played 17 matches with 11 wins and six draws without losing.

Then, the positive trend of the Argentine national team continued with a victory over the European Cup 2020 champions, Italy, in the Finalissima match which was held at Wembley Stadium, London, in early June. The series of good results added to the confidence of the Argentine national team squad.

The country, which is now ranked third in the FIFA rankings, has a series of key players who will be a mainstay in the World Cup later. Curious about the names of these players?

Lisandro Martinez

Lisandro Martinez when he was still playing at Ajax Amsterdam
Lisandro Martinez when he was still playing at Ajax Amsterdam

Lisandro Martinez himself is known as a versatile defender who is able to play in a number of positions, including positions that are not his natural position. Apart from being good at centre-back, Lisandro is also adept at playing in the defensive midfield and wing-back positions (left-right).

The new signing of Manchester United, according to Transfermarkt, is mostly played in his natural position, namely central defender. Noted, he has appeared as many as 139 times playing as a central defender with Ajax. In addition, he has also played in the position of defensive midfielder 22 times, left back (12 times), and right back (3 times).

With the flexibility of the position that can be played by Lisandro, Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni will make this player who has collected seven caps a mainstay in mobilizing La Albiceleste’s defense in the World Cup later.

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal against Chile in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal against Chile in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Angel Fabian Di Maria or familiarly called Angel Di Maria is one of the greatest wingers ever owned by the Argentine national team. The 34-year-old is still at the top level of the game and has played for Italian giants this season, Juventus.

Di Maria started his career as a football player when he joined Rosario Central in 2005. Then he moved to Benfica in 2007. Di Maria played at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2014. During that time he made 124 appearances and scored 22 goals. . In August 2014, Di Maria signed his contract with Manchester United. A year with the Red Devils then he moved to Paris Saint-Germain.

With the Argentine national team, the player who has collected 122 caps and 25 goals has strengthened La Albiceleste since 2008. Previously he was in the Argentina U-20 and U-23 national teams and won brilliant achievements by bringing the U-20 World Cup trophy to the Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Then successfully presented the 2021/22 Copa America title for the senior national team.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium 1
Lionel Messi’s action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium

Will not be able to rule out the name of the player who won seven Ballon d’Or titles in the Argentine national team. Even though he is 35 years old, La Pulga will be Lionel Scaloni’s mainstay to lead the La Abliceleste squad at the World Cup later.

Lionel Messi started his football career when he was five years old. At that time he was playing for Grandoli, the local football club that was coached by his father. After that he played for the Barcelona youth team from 2000 to 2003. Then Frank Rijkaard at that time gave Lionel Messi the opportunity to move up and make his La Liga debut in Barcelona’s match against Espanyol. Now he strengthens the French club, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and only collected the French League title last season.

Messi has achieved everything in the world of football at least at the club and individual level. However, he became marginalized when he joined the Argentine national team. Because, unlike Diego Maradona, Messi has not awarded his country a World Cup title.

Lautaro Martinez

Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay in the 2022 World Cup
Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay in the 2022 World Cup

Born in Bahia Blanca on August 22, 1997, Lautaro Martinez started his professional career with Racing Club de Avellaneda. He was in the Racing Club uniform from 2015 to 2018. During his time with Racing Club, Lautaro managed to score 27 goals from 60 appearances in all competitions. This made Inter Milan fall in love with him.

The player nicknamed ‘El Toro’ while defending Inter Milan has made 179 appearances and packed 74 goals and 24 assists. With these records, Lionel Scaloni seems to make Lautaro his main striker in the World Cup later.

With the Argentine national team, Lautaro has packed 38 caps and scored 20 goals in various competitions. He also managed to present the Copa America title last season to La Albiceleste.

Lionel Messis expression of disappointment after failing to score a penalty PSG vs Barcelona ​​Champions Argentina

4 Players Who Have Imitated Diego Maradona’s God Hand…

4 Players Who Have Imitated Diego Maradona’s God Hand Goal, There’s Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Diego Maradona is one of the best players in Argentina. Maradona once made history against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals.

Diego Maradona scored two goals in that match and knocked England out. After a 2-1 win over England, Argentina was unstoppable for the world title in Mexico.

Maradona’s two goals in that match are still remembered today. One goal he scored using his hands, another goal was made after dribbling alone from the middle of the field.

Goals using the hand that Maradona scored is even known as the goal of God’s hand. Thanks to God’s hand goal, Argentina went smoothly until they won their second World Cup trophy.

Diego Maradona’s hand goal was apparently imitated by four other players. Even goals born from body parts forbidden for these football players define the history of their team.

1. Luis Fabiano against Ivory Coast – 2010

Luis Fabiano declared his handball goal against Ivory Coast ‘one of the most beautiful’ of his career. Thanks to this goal, Brazil won 3-1 over Ivory Coast in the 2010 World Cup Group stage.

The victory also made Brazil secure a ticket to the round of 16. But the victory caused controversy.

Luis Fabiano scored two goals in this match. The first was through a powerful close-range shot, and the second through individual action in which he twice controlled the ball with his arms before shooting at goal.

2. Raul Gonzalez Against Leeds United – 2001

Raul Gonzalez

Leeds United fans were furious after losing 3-2 to Real Madrid in the Champions League. They fought relentlessly but lost to Raul Gonzalez’s goal that put Real Madrid ahead.

Even though the Leeds United players protested at that time, the referee still approved Raul’s goal. Even though Leeds lost, Real accompanied Real to the quarter-finals.

Leeds United and Real Madrid even reached the semifinals until they were finally defeated by their respective opponents. On the other hand, Raul Gonzalez became the Champions League’s top scorer that season with seven goals.

3. Lionel Messi vs Espanyol – 2007

Lionel Messis expression of disappointment after failing to score a penalty PSG vs Barcelona ​​Champions
Lionel Messi’s expression of disappointment after failing to score a penalty, PSG vs Barcelona, ​​Champions

Many people say that Lionel Messi has the same talent as Diego Maradona. Messi never made two goals that Maradona ever did when conquering England.

He once dribbled alone from the middle of the pitch and scored as Barcelona beat Getafe. Even then, he was 19 years old.

Messi has also scored goals using his hands against Espanyol. Similar to Maradona his hand managed to punch the ball that bounced when his head did not reach for a cross.

4. Thierry Henry Against Ireland – 2010

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry doesn’t score with his hands. But thanks to his hands he was able to provide the bait that allowed William Gallas to score and make France qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

This controversial match made Ireland lose on aggregate goals in the play-off round of the European zone and bury dreams of competing in the World Cup. After the game, Henry admitted he controlled the ball using his hands.

“The referee said he was 100% sure that Henry didn’t do handball. But Henry told me he did,” said Irish defender Richard Dunne, who was furious after the game.

Argentinas players celebrate their success in winning the Finalissima after beating Italy 3 0 Argentina

What’s up with Lionel Messi at the 2014 World…

What’s up with Lionel Messi at the 2014 World Cup, Almost Won

Argentina star Lionel Messi
Argentina star Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is always said to be unable to do much for the Argentine national team . Because, the trophy run with Barcelona did not continue with Argentina.

Until finally, Messi had the opportunity to prove that he was capable of doing it for the sake of his beloved country. The opportunity came when Argentina entered the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.

In the final, La Albiceleste challenged Germany, a team that had made hosts Brazil cry a lot in the semifinals because they were crushed 1-7.

Unfortunately, luck has not been in favor of Messi et al. Germany managed to secure their fourth World Cup trophy with a score of 1-0.

Argentinian Struggle

Argentinian Struggle
Lionel Messi’s action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium

Argentina got a relatively easy group at the 2014 World Cup. One of the giants in South America was joined by Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iran, and Nigeria.

All three matches were eliminated with wins. Although the goal that was escorted by Sergio Romero had broken three times.

Raihan nine points from three matches ensure Argentina as winners of Group F. They face Switzerland in the round of 16.

With great effort

Argentina star Lionel Messi is escorted by Paraguays
Argentina star Lionel Messi is escorted by Paraguay’s Miguel Almiron (back) during Friday’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Argentina’s journey in the knockout stages was arduous. Everything was passed with a thin score, even one of them was a penalty shootout.

Argentina only won 1-0 when they met Switzerland in the last 16 and Belgium in the quarter-finals. When facing Switzerland, Messi et al to reach extra round.

Argentina also had time to reach extra round when they met the Netherlands in the semifinals. However, as the score remained 0-0, the match went to a penalty shootout which was won by Argentina with a score of 4-2.

Final Party

The German national team won the 2014 World Cup
The German national team won the 2014 World Cup

Throughout the 90 minutes, Germany and Argentina always had a chance to score. One of Messi’s chances early in the second half was in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but his shot went wide.

However, poor finishing and a number of misfortunes made the match in normal time ended with the score 0-0. The game was continued into extra rounds.

Germany was finally able to score a goal that broke the deadlock and the only goal was created through Mario Goetze in the second half of extra time. Goetze executed a perfect volley to thrill the Argentine net.

Retired

Lionel Messi scored against Bolivia in the Conmebol zone 2022 World Cup Qualifier
Lionel Messi scored against Bolivia in the Conmebol zone 2022 World Cup Qualifier

After the failure in the World Cup final, Messi had several chances to win the title with Argentina. At that time, he managed to bring Argentina to the Copa America final twice with luck in the 2015 and 2016 editions.

Unfortunately in the two finals which both met Chile, Argentina lost on penalties. Three times the opportunity to bring the trophy to his beloved country failed to create.

Until finally Messi decided to retire from defending the Argentine national team. Until finally, the player nicknamed La Pulga came back in 2018.

First Degree

Argentinas players celebrate their success in winning the Finalissima after beating Italy 3 0
Argentina’s players celebrate their success in winning the Finalissima after beating Italy 3-0

Messi finally fulfilled his duties perfectly as an Argentine footballer. The 2021 Copa America trophy managed to become his first trophy with the Argentine national team.

The final was also special. Because, Argentina frustrate the toughest enemy resistance, Brazil in the final with a thin score 1-0.

2022 World Cup

Lionel Messi won the 2022 Finalissima after Argentina beat Italy
Lionel Messi won the 2022 Finalissima after Argentina beat Italy

Messi is not finished with Argentina. The 35-year-old will still play for Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Argentina joined in Group C which is again fairly easy. The three opponents that must be faced are Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.

This edition of the World Cup is predicted to be the last stage for the seven Ballon d’Or winner. At the same time, it becomes another proof for Messi to treat his misery at the 2014 World Cup.

Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium  Portugal

Captain List of 32 Countries Participating in the 2022…

Captain List of 32 Countries Participating in the 2022 World Cup

Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium
Lionel Messi’s action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium

List of captains of 32 countries participating in the 2022 World Cup . Among the captains who succeeded in bringing him to Qatar, there are famous names such as Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi .

The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will feature the Group A preliminary match between the Netherlands and Senegal at the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha. A total of 32 countries divided into 8 groups will fight in the preliminary round to get tickets to the last 16.

The French national team, who are in Group D, are the reigning World Cup champions. Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final, which was their second title at the prestigious tournament.

The captain of France when he became world champion in 2018 was Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The 35-year-old goalkeeper was still France’s captain during this year’s World Cup.

Apart from Hugo Lloris, there are still great players who are captains in their respective teams. The following is a list of the 32 captains at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in order of their confederation:

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AFC (Asia)

Tottenham winger Son Heung Min celebrates
Tottenham winger Son Heung-Min celebrates
  • Australia: Mathew Ryan
  • Iran: Ehsan Hajsafi
  • Japan: Maya Yoshida
  • Qatar: Hassan Al-Haydos
  • Saudi Arabia: Salman Al-Faraj
  • South Korea: Son Heung-min

CAF (Africa)

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Cameroon: Vincent Aboubakar
  • Ghana: Andre Ayew
  • Moroko: Romain Saiss
  • Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Tunisia: Youssef Msakni

Concacaf (North America and the Caribbean Islands)

Christian Pulisic playing for the United States national team
Christian Pulisic playing for the United States national team
  • Kanada: Atiba Hutchinson
  • Kosta Rica: Bryan Ruiz
  • Mexico: Andres Guardado
  • USA: Christian Pulisic

Conmebol (South America)

Thiago Silva Brazil
Thiago Silva, Brazil

UEFA (Europe)

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Switzerland in matchday 2 of Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Switzerland in matchday 2 of Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
  • Belgium: Eden Hazard
  • Croatia: Luka Modric
  • Denmark: Simon Kjaer
  • England: Harry Kane
  • France: Hugo Lloris
  • Germany: Manuel Neuer
  • Netherlands: Virgil van Dijk
  • Poland: Robert Lewandowski
  • Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Serbian: Dusan Tadic
  • Spain: Sergio Busquets
  • Switzerland: Xhaka . Granite
  • Wales: Gareth Bale
Winner of the 2022 Finalissima Argentina

Winner of the 2022 Finalissima, Messi is at the…

Winner of the 2022 Finalissima, Messi is at the level of Ronaldo, now the World Cup awaits

Winner of the 2022 Finalissima
Lionel Messi won the 2022 Finalissima after Argentina beat Italy

Lionel Messi managed to lead Argentina out as champion of Finalissima, an event that brings together the winners of the 2021 Copa America with Euro 2020.

Against Italy, Lionel Scaloni’s troops won the duel with a landslide score of 3-0. The match was held at Wembley Stadium on Thursday (2/6/2022) early morning.

Argentina took a two-goal lead in the first half through Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria. Paulo Dybala could then add another goal for Argentina late in the second half.

Messi played an important role in the goals scored by Argentina. He provided assists for Lautaro and Dybala’s goals.

Man of the Match

Although not listed on the scoreboard, Lionel Messi was named Man of the Match by UEFA. The 34-year-old man showed a very impressive performance on the field.

“He controlled the game from start to finish,” said the UEFA Technical Observer Panel.

“He showed great skill to provide assists for Lautaro Martinez, provided key passes for his team-mates and was unlucky not to score.

“He has put on a master class performance for the Wembley crowd. It was great to watch.”

Match Ronaldo’s title

By lifting the 2022 Finalissima trophy, Messi has now collected two titles with Argentina. He previously managed to win the 2021 Copa America.

Argentina won the 2021 Copa America after a 1-0 win over Brazil. Angel Di Maria scored the only goal for La Albiceleste.

Messi is now also equaling the achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo at the international level. The achievements of the two world’s best players have always been juxtaposed over the past few years.

Ronaldo managed to lift two trophies with the Portugal national team. The Manchester United star took part in winning Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations League.

Beautiful Final

Messi himself admitted that he was very happy with this success. He called this match a beautiful final.

“It was a beautiful final, full of Argentina. What we are experiencing here is very beautiful,” Messi said after the game.

“We are here to fight anyone. Today was a good test because Italy are a great team.

“We knew it was going to be a good game and a good setup to be champions”.

World Cup Waiting

Messi still has a great chance to win the title again with Argentina. The closest they will play is the 2022 World Cup.

Messi has always failed to lead Argentina to victory in the World Cup. Messi at best led his country through the final round.

Argentina advanced to the 2014 World Cup final. However, they failed to become champions after losing to Germany.

Can Messi lead Argentina to the 2022 World Cup? Interesting to wait.

3 Italian National Team Players Who Can Pocket Lionel Messi News

Finalissima 2022: 3 Italian National Team Players Who Can…

Finalissima 2022: 3 Italian National Team Players Who Can Pocket Lionel Messi

3 Italian National Team Players Who Can Pocket Lionel Messi

Euro 2020 champions, the Italian national team will face Copa America champions Argentina in a match titled Finalissima 2022. This match will take place at Wembley Stadium, June 1, 2022.

This is the inaugural edition of Finalissima, as a result it is certain that both the Italian and Argentine national teams will be very insistent on winning the championship title.

The Argentine national team itself will go down in full force, including superstar Lionel Messi. Moreover, La Pulga is very motivated to bring back the team that he defended for the championship.

Even so, the Italian national team is known to have a strong back line. Now these three players can make Lionel Messi die in this match.

1. Nicolo Barella

Nicolo Barella
Italian national team midfielder Nicolo Barella scored against Belgium in the match for the 2021 UEFA Nations League third place at Juventus Stadium

A player who is known as a versatile midfielder. His ability to assist defense and attack can not be doubted.

Lionel Messi is known as a player who likes to build attacks from the center post. Now that area is Barella’s power.

This Inter Milan player could be a stumbling block for Lionel Messi before getting to the Italian national team’s defense.

2. Leonardo Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci
Italian national team defender Leonardo Bonucci

An important player at the heart of the Italian national team defense. Against Argentina, he certainly has a special task to turn off Lionel Messi.

In his best performance, Bonucci is one of the most retained central defenders in the world. Strong one -on -one duel and also read the opponent’s attacks so the main strength.

Bonucci also knows Messi very well because he has repeatedly met in the Champions League.

3. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Giovanni Di Lorenzo
Italy right-back at Euro 2020, Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Giovanni Di Lorenzo is a regular player at the right-back post for the Italian national team since Euro 2020. Now this area is Lionel Messi’s favorite to show skills.

But Di Lorenzo is not an easy player to beat. Especially in the defensive phase, this Napoli player can be said to be very strong in guarding his area.

It is certain that Di Lorenzo will make Lionel Messi’s life difficult.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo

22 Players With the Most Hat-tricks in the 21st…

22 Players With the Most Hat-tricks in the 21st Century, What Position Are Messi & Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Football certainly cannot be separated from scoring goals, but not many players can score hat-tricks, let alone repeatedly.

When it comes to hat-tricks, there must be several names that come to the minds of football lovers. Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG superstar Lionel Messi .

They are reckless in terms of scoring goals throughout their career. Although this season Ronaldo can still maintain his sharpness compared to Messi.

In addition to the two players, there are many players who also often score hat-tricks. Call it Luis Suarez , Neymar , Robert Lewandowski , Sergio Aguero , Harry Kane , to Zlatan Ibrahimovic .

Who is the Most Hat-trick Scorer in the 21st Century?

So from these names, who is the player who has made the most hat-tricks in the 21st century? The answer has just been released by IFFHS .

They released the names of the 22 players who scored the most hat-tricks in the 21st century. Of course there are names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

They recorded a hat trick of Ronaldo et al, not only at the international level. They also recorded it from the club level as well.

It turns out that there are many players whose names are still foreign to the ears of football lovers. What are their names and who is the player who has scored the most hat-tricks in the 21st century?

Check out the answer below.

22 – 16

Manchester United players including Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Edinson Cavanis goal

22. Maksim Gruznov (Estonia) – 15 hat-tricks

21. Jose Alfredo Castillo (Bolivia) – 15 hat-tricks

20. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) – 15 hat-tricks

19. Eran Zahavi (Israel) – 15 hat-tricks

18. Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 16 hat-tricks

17. Washington (Brazil) – 18 hat-tricks

16. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) – 18 hat-tricks

15 – 11

Harry Kanes action in the Tottenham vs Newcastle match on week 31 of the Premier League 2021 22 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15. Mario Gomez (Germany) – 18 hat-tricks

14. Sergio Aguero (Argentina) – 18 hat-tricks

13. Harry Kane (England) – 18 hat-tricks

12. Abderrazak Hamdallah (Morocco) – 20 hat-tricks

11. Sebastián Tagliabue (UAE) – 20 hat-tricks

10 – 6

Zlatan Ibrahimovics expression in the match against Empoli in week 29 of Serie A

10. Firas Al-Khatib (Syria) – 20 hat-tricks

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 20 hat-tricks

8. Neymar (Brazil) – 21 hat-tricks

7. Aleksandar Duric (Singapore) – 22 hat-tricks

6. Ali Mabkhout (UAE) | 25 hat-tricks

5-1

Robert Lewandowski celebrates when he scores a goal in the Bayern Munich vs Villarreal match in the Champions League quarter final second leg

5. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 29 hat-tricks

4. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 30 hat-tricks

3. Ali Ashfaq (Maldives) – 35 hat-tricks

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 55 hat-tricks

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 60 hat-tricks

Ronaldo and Messi Lose to Suarez

Uruguay National Team striker Luis Suarez

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can brag about their hat-trick records. They are far ahead of Luis Suarez.

However, Suarez has one thing he can be proud of because Ronaldo and Messi have never done it. He once scored six goals in one game!

Apart from Suarez, there are three other players who have also recorded a similar record. They are Ali Ashfaq, Baghdad Bounedjah, and Maksim Gruznov.

Lionel Messi Christopher Nkunku

Including Lionel Messi, this is the best European starting…

Including Lionel Messi, this is the best European starting XI 2021/2022

PSG star Lionel Messi
PSG star Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has not been able to show his best game with PSG. The Argentine player is still adapting to the French sultan’s club in order to rediscover his slick performance like when he strengthened for Barcelona last year.

However, despite these conditions, Messi is still one of the performers in the European football scene today. In Ligue 1, with PSG, Messi succeeded in becoming a champion.

In his journey this season, Messi scored 6 goals and 14 assists. The record of 14 assists – from these 63 key passes – is the third best in Europe.

Messi’s achievement earned him 7.77 points from the Whoscored page. This value makes Messi one of the best players in Europe and is included in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022.

Besides Messi, there are a number of other players who are included in the list of the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, based on the Whoscore page.

Who are these players? Check out the full article below.

Mike Maignan

Mike Maignan

In the goalkeeper position in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, Mike Maignan is named. The AC Milan goalkeeper scored 6.92 for his appearances in Serie A this season.

Throughout the 2021/2022 season, Maignan appeared in 32 matches. In 2880 minutes of play, the French goalkeeper made 80 saves. In addition, Maignan also recorded four tackles and 16 clearances.

Maignan also recorded one assist throughout last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold fills the right fullback position in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022. The Liverpool player scored 7.51 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.

Alexander-Arnold has been one of Liverpool’s pillars this season. He is a figure who is able to help the Reds’ defense and attack equally well.

In terms of attack, he scored two goals and 12 assists. Meanwhile, in terms of defense, Alexander-Arnold recorded 42 tackles, 42 interceptions and 32 clearances.

Nico Schlotterbeck

One place at the heart of the defense in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022 is occupied by Nico Schlotterbeck. The Freiburg player scored 7.39 for his appearances in the Bundesliga this season.

Schlotterbeck averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 4.6 interceptions per game. In addition, the 22-year-old has recorded four goals and 23 successful dribbles so far this season.

Joel Matip

Joel Matip

Joel Matip is Schlotterbeck’s partner at the heart of Europe’s 2021/2022 best starting eleven defense. The Liverpool player scored 7.35 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.

The Cameroonian defender averaged 1.5 successful tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 2.5 clearances per game. One of his strengths, he has good concentration.

Joel Matip is also quite productive assisting the attack. He also contributed 3 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League.

Joao Cancelo

Joao Cancelo

In the left fullback sector in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022 there is Joao Cancelo’s name. The Manchester City player scored 7.43 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.

Cancelo is Manchester City’s mainstay in the fullback sector. The Portuguese player was also able to fully repay the trust with one goal and seven assists this season.

In terms of defense, the 27-year-old also appeared solid. He has averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 0.9 clearances in his 36 games this season.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi occupies the right-wing midfielder position in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022. The PSG player scored 7.77 for his appearances in Ligue 1 this season.

In the 2021/2022 season, Messi got the opportunity to play in 26 matches, two of them as substitutes. In 2153 minutes of playing, Messi scored six goals.

In addition, in 26 matches in Ligue 1, Messi recorded 14 assists. This record led him to become the third best assist scorer in Europe.

Christopher Nkunku

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One place in the engine room for the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022 is occupied by Christopher Nkunku. The RB Leipzig player scored 7.64 for his appearances in the Bundesliga this season.

This season, Nkunku recorded 20 goals and 13 assists so far this season. He also became the player who was voted the best player in every game this season.

Nkunku is also tough in defense. Throughout the Bundesliga this season, he scored 24 tackles, 14 interceptions and 14 clearances.

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is Nkunku’s partner in the engine room of the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022. The Manchester City player scored 7.64 for his appearances in the Premier League this season.

De Bruyne has only appeared in 30 Premier League games this season, five of which have started on the bench. However, he managed to become the life of the City. The Belgian player recorded 15 goals and eight assists.

In defense, this 30-year-old player is also very diligent in helping. He recorded 33 tackles and 15 clearances in his Premier League matches this season.

Kylian Mbappe

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In the left-wing midfielder position in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, Kylian Mbappe is named. The PSG player scored 8.04 for his appearances in Ligue 1 this season.

Throughout Ligue 1 this season, Mbappe has appeared in 35 matches, one of them as a substitute. In 3032 minutes of playing, he recorded 28 goals. This makes him the top scorer in Ligue 1.

In addition, Mbappe also recorded 17 assists this season. This record is the second best in European football.

Robert Lewandowski

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Robert Lewandowski is one of the twin spearheads of the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022. The Bayern Munich player scored 7.89 for his appearances in the Bundesliga this season.

Throughout the 2021/2022 season, Lewandowski played in 34 games, all as a starter. In 2952 minutes of play, he scored 35 goals and three assists.

Lewandowski’s record of 35 goals made him the top scorer in Europe. He also had 161 shots, which makes him the player with the most shots in Europe.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

As Lewandowski’s partner in the best European starting eleven for 2021/2022, there is Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid player scored 7.69 for his appearances in La Liga this season.

Throughout the 2021/2022 season, Benzema appeared in 32 matches, one of them as a substitute. In 2600 minutes of playing, he scored 27 goals. Benzema’s goal record is the highest in La Liga this season.

Not only sharp in breaking into the opponent’s goal, Benzema has also scored ten assists this season. This record makes him the top assist scorer in the Real Madrid squad.