Lionel Messi and his Argentina crew beat France 4-2 on penalties within the FIFA World Cup last as Argentina lifted its third World Cup title.
There has been an everlasting debate on who has a higher legacy for Argentina – Lionel Messi or Diego Armando Maradona.
In phrases of pure numbers, Messi at all times loved a big lead over Maradona, however the absence of a World Cup title left an enormous void in Messi’s legacy for his nation.
With the World Cup trophy in his kitty, that void has been stuffed. Without drawing any conclusions, let’s take a look at Messi and Maradona’s stats for Argentina.
In phrases of total stats, Messi has 172 appearances in comparison with Maradona’s 91. In World Cups, Maradona has 21 appearances in comparison with Messi’s 26.
Messi surpassed Lothar Matthaus within the variety of matches performed within the match, with the German World Cup winner beforehand having the document with 25 matches.
Messi has 13 World Cup targets in comparison with Maradona’s eight. In phrases of total targets, Maradona has 34 targets for his nation, whereas Messi has scored 97 targets.
Following is an entire breakdown of the stats.
Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona: Comparison of worldwide stats
Maradona total stats for Argentina
Maradona World Cup stats for Argentina
Messi total stats for Argentina
Messi World Cup stats for Argentina