Argentina’s historic victory over France earned the Argentine captain his first world cup trophy. The FIFA World Cup 2022 final match between Argentina and France was definitely one of the craziest matches of all time. Among all this, the two greatest players of all time, Messi and Mbappe, were performing head-to-head during the finale
Messi is 35 years old, and he is one of the greatest players of all time. He has several records under his name. Argentina’s historic victory over France earned the Argentine captain his first world cup trophy. Messi has had a blockbuster career for more than three decades now. In his greatest career, Messi has won 37 club trophies, seven Ballon d’Or awards, and six European Golden Boots.
While Mbappe is 23 years old and has already won the World Cup at the age of 19, Mbappe is also one of the best young players, and his passion for football definitely shows in the game.
7 Intersting Facts You Should Know Messi VS Mbappe In The World Cup 2022
Here’s a list of seven interesting facts about Messi and Mbappe.
- In terms of goals scored, Messi and Mbappe have netted five each in six appearances at the 2022 World Cup. They were neck and neck in the race for the tournament’s golden boot.
- Messi scored five goals at the tournament, three were from the penalty spot. Mbappe’s goals, by contrast, have all come from open play.
- Messi has a higher xG, which is 4.75, and for Mbappe it is 3.76.
- Mbappe had 83 successful passes, while Messi had 121.
- Mbappe has scored once in the knockout stage, failing to find the net in the quarter-final or semi-final, while Messi has scored in the last 16, quarter-final, and semi-final.
- Mbappe also became the highest goal-scoring player in this World Cup, followed by Messi.
- Messi was not able to win the Golden Boot Award for the FIFA World Cup 2022, but Mbappe won the award by scoring just one more goal than the Argentina player.
Awards Won By Messi and Mbappe
In the FIFA World Cup 2022, Lionel Messi won the golden ball and Kylian Mbappe won the golden boot. Emiliano Martinez of Argentina was also the highlight of the season, as he won the Golden Glove.
If we compare the stats between Messi and Mbappe for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Messi has definitely done well compared to Kylian Mbappe. None the less, Mbappe won the golden boot, and he won the hearts of his fans.
Argentina won the FIFA World Cup 2022, and Messi said farewell to his glorious international football career with the FIFA cup.