March 19, 2019

Messi, Ronaldo’s quest for World Cup glory ends (DailyTrust)

Messi, Ronaldo’s quest for World Cup glory ends (DailyTrust)

It may all be over for the two best footballers in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to ever win the FIFA World Cup trophy following the exit of both Argentina and Portugal from the quadrennial international football tournament.

La Albiceleste as the Argentine team is called was sent packing by a youthful France side on Saturday, losing 4-3 while the Seleção, the Portuguese side lost 2-1 to Uruguay in Saturday’s last -16 clash.

A stunning burst of pace from French youngster, Kylian Mbappe earned a penalty in the early stages before a quick-fire double after the break puts his team in control.

Argentina equalised through Angel di Maria’s sublime 30-yard equaliser, and Gabriel Mercado’s deflected finish put the South Americans ahead for the first time.

Benjamin Pavard’s arrowed strike from outside the penalty area made it 2-2 before Mbappe became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele in 1958. Read more

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