Argentina survived a late push by France to emerge victorious in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The South American side dominated the game for the first hour and had a 2-goal lead, before Kylian Mbappe pulled back with 2 goals in 72 seconds.
Messi opened the scoring with a first-half penalty kick, making history as the first player to ever score in every stage of the tournament.
He scored again in the second period of extra time, buoying a shocked Argentina side that was still reeling from France’s lightning-fast comeback.
The game eventually went to penalties, with Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni missing their spot kicks for France.
Lionel Messi was awarded the tournament’s best player award, and becomes the first player ever to win the Golden Ball award twice.
Mbappe emerged the golden boot winner, with his hat trick pushing him into 8 goals in the showpiece.