Former France footballer Emmanuel Petit has said that Lionel Messi “should feel ashamed” after Argentina were beaten 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday in the World Cup.
Morocco will also be leaving Russian Federation after the first round following their defeat to European champions Portugal, who are level with Spain on four points at the top of Group B.
“We showed togetherness and kept dealing with crossings, clearances and headers”.
Morocco boss Herve Renard had warned of the challenge in shutting down Ronaldo, but despite fortifying his defence the Portugal captain made the decisive breakthrough. We were a little bit disappointed about that, but we got the win. Ronaldo, who wore a goatee in the match, seemed to have donned the facial hairstyle as a dig at Messi who recently had a GOAT photoshoot, but now the truth is out. “[The draw with Portugal] was a better performance than we thought”.
Ronaldo has started Russian Federation 2018 with inspiring form, netting four times in the opening two fixtures, including a hattrick against Spain.
O’s boss Edinburgh believes if Messi can help his country win this year’s World Cup it would ensure he will forever be remember as a great on the global stage.
His goal against Morocco moves him into 85 goals across 152 outings, one more than the legendary Ferenc Puskas (though his 84 goals came in 85 matches), which only leaves Ali Daei of Iran (109 goals) ahead of him in the all-time standings.
Meanwhile, many others voiced support for the family with kind words and wishes: “Go, Leo!” When they were winning the best things at Barcelona, there was Messi, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta and [David] Villa. The match looked destined to end in a scoreless draw at the half, but Diego Costa ensured that wouldn’t happen when he gave the Spaniards the lead in the 54th minute and that was all Spain would need for the victory.
“The atmosphere in the group is lovely [and] healthy and we are all enjoying the opportunity that we have”. “He´s constantly evolving, unlike regular players he´s always evolving”.
“He is a great leader, and a good example for everyone”.
“We are here to help him every moment, and of course we will be at his side”.
The doomsday scenario for Spain and Portugal would be both teams losing their final match which would see Morocco qualify as group winners and leave the Iberian pair scrapping it out for 2nd place.