Argentina soccer team skipper Lionel Messi was in party mode with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo after their win against Panama. Messi captained Argentina to triumph in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The mood from that win in December 2022 has not yet been lost as Messi and co. were caught dancing at a bar in Argentina. Messi’s moves were so slick that one fan commented, “Im taking him over micheal [Michael] jackson”
Im taking him over micheal jackson
— hoaxen (@ho4xns7ut) March 26, 2023
Dance D’or of the year goes to Lionel Andres Messi
— Md Faraz Ali Ahmed (@mdfaraz_ali) March 26, 2023
The greatest dancer ever better than MJ
— Ramsey (@ramsey_gyimah) March 26, 2023
Only antonela can make him dance 😄
— barca4life (@yoyo2248888) March 26, 2023
The greatest dancer of all time right there
— desmond.03 (@7For714628594) March 26, 2023
The Argentina soccer team is back in their home country for the first time since winning the World Cup. Lionel Messi won the player of the tournament award, Emiliano Martinez won the goalkeeper of the tournament award, and Enzo Fernandez won the young player of the tournament award at the World Cup. Messi scored seven goals and a brace in the final to help his nation become world champions.
Lionel Messi scored his 800th career goal to seal victory for Argentina
Lionel Scaloni picked the same starting 11 against Panama in the friendly on Thursday that started in the World Cup final against France. However, the Argentine team faced difficulty in breaking through the Panama defense until late in the second half.
In the 79th minute, Atlanta United FC’s Thiao Almada opened the scoring. He scored his first international goal via a rebound from a free kick by Messi that hit the left post. Captain Messi also got on the scoresheet very late. After hitting the woodwork twice, Messi finally got his 800th career goal through a free kick. The brilliant free kick went into the top right corner. More than 80,000 fans chanted Messi’s name at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires.
🐐 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi’s all time career stats;
🎩 56–hat tricks
🚀 62–free kicks
🏅 77–individual awards
🏆 42–trophies#Messi𓃵|#GOAT𓃵|#Argentina pic.twitter.com/I45136fxgD
— FIFA World Cup Stats (@alimo_philip) March 24, 2023
“I always dreamed of this moment, celebrating with you,” an emotional Messi told the crowd, according to ESPN, after the final whistle. “To come to my country and lift a Copa America, the Finalissima and the greatest of all the trophies, the World Cup.
“I know this is our day to celebrate, but I don’t want to forget all the teammates who were here before, who also put everything on the field to achieve this and we were very close before. They deserve all the recognition of the Argentine fans because they always did their best for these colors.”
The party for the Argentine team started after the match ended. Family members of the players joined in on the pitch with fireworks exploding in the background. Fans cheered the World Champions who hoisted the replica trophies.