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Messi Breaks Maradona Record, Writes World Cup History

Lionel Messi Breaks Diego Maradona Record, Writes FIFA World Cup History

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By David Kappel - Jun 27, 2018 07:26 AM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has broken a FIFA World Cup record set by Diego Maradona, and has also written his name into the tournament's history books, following Argentina’s dramatic win against Nigeria.

Click through the gallery to see the top dribblers in World Cup history.

The Albiceleste captain scored his side’s first goal in Argentina's 2-1 win over the Super Eagles, which saw them overtake the African side in Group D and advance to the round of 16.

The goal was Messi’s sixth in World Cup history, and saw him become the first player in the tournament to score a goal as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s.

Messi’s first ever World Cup goal came at the 2006 tournament in Germany, while he netted four at the edition four years ago in Brazil before now netting his first in Russia.

However, Messi had more reason to celebrate as he also surpassed Argentina legend as player with most completed dribbles in World Cup history since data was recorded in 1966, as Opta pointed out. Maradona's dribbles were recorded over 21 World Cup appearances, while Messi broke the record in his 18th World Cup game. 

The 31-year-old has now completed 107 dribbles, while Maradona had completed 105 before retiring.

Read: Maradona: Players Had My Back, Messi Has No One

Argentina will now meet France in the last 16 on Saturday, while Croatia, who topped Group D, will face Denmark.

How far do you think Messi’s Argentina can go? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 30, 2018 06:18 PM
Is this nonsense a record....scoring in 20s and 30s? Oooh jeeeez.....record dribbles, yet there is no trophy. Hai ku rough
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LeCowhlohlo Jun 29, 2018 03:13 AM
Mmmm eish 1966 fifa rules where really poor, absolutely poor. Where keeper was allowed to handle the back pass, tjerrrr.
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clemz7 Jun 28, 2018 06:08 AM
I think they will be at quarter final
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#iceberg Joined: 25 Sep 2016
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#iceberg Jun 27, 2018 11:29 PM
Far...
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MnSello Joined: 10 Feb 2018
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MnSello Jun 27, 2018 09:15 PM
Nonsense Fela
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Sucker Punch The Legend Joined: 23 Jan 2014
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jun 27, 2018 08:30 PM
Messi = God of Football
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Theo Philos Joined: 13 Mar 2015
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Theo Philos Jun 27, 2018 06:14 PM
First of all, whoever is the statician of these records remember that he puts food on the table
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vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
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vijjox Jun 27, 2018 03:10 PM
Record leyi yi phuvin
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Cow95 Joined: 18 Dec 2016
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Cow95 Jun 27, 2018 01:15 PM
I knew you people were gonna make up some fake records for this thing to break
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ta more@mbekweni Joined: 05 Jun 2018
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 27, 2018 12:27 PM
No more super eagles now its (kings of chemical substances) but Messi didn't buy their drugs he beat the hell of drug lords out of Russia it's a place soccer now not manga manga busness
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 27, 2018 12:25 PM
@wash & wear you call Nigeria hillbrow because they fail to fulfil you wishes it was all Nigeria is green until late sky blue over powered them now their new name is hillbrow/cocans
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Jun 27, 2018 11:52 AM
next useless record....wrestler masesi lifted his hands after scoring a goal against hillbrow fc
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Line's Man... Joined: 15 Apr 2018
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Line's Man... Jun 27, 2018 11:47 AM
Thus The Ruthless LION-el Breaking Everything...
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Thobz10 Joined: 12 Feb 2016
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Thobz10 Jun 27, 2018 11:43 AM
This just show individual superiority of messi over maradona. Coz this say he's a better dribbler than Maradona, we all know he's a better goal scorer, in what aspect of the game is Maradona better than Messi in?
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Fransoah Jun 27, 2018 11:27 AM
Coweditor, I hope his 200 dribbles will help him help his country to a title.....otherwise, his dribbles r as useless...
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Fransoah Jun 27, 2018 11:26 AM
@Pirates_999, I'm not surprised by ur cowment...
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FIFA behind chiefs Joined: 24 Jan 2018
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FIFA behind chiefs Jun 27, 2018 11:20 AM
ronaldo break the record too he is only player who miss penalty for Portugal in world cup since 1960
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Jun 27, 2018 10:55 AM
mxm some record though uselesss
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DUPENTER Joined: 10 Feb 2015
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DUPENTER Jun 27, 2018 10:48 AM
Ngiyanibongela(Congratulations ) Nigeria niyibekile induku ebandla.I'm soo Angry about yesterday's game ARGENTINA VS NIGERIA VAR decision was soo unfair The BALL TO HAND SITUATION.I don't care about Messi and Maradonna Record.
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RoMzaaaa Jun 27, 2018 10:16 AM
Every second they play,Messi and Ronaldo are breaking and creating records these days...Thanks to Fifa!

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