The Argentinian star beat German players 7 times during the World Cup final
The figure shows that Leo did everything possible to lift the World Cup in his first appearance as a finalist
Brazil 2014 is not a good memory for Leo Messi. The first World Cup final played by the Argentine was thwarted by the German’s goal in extra time, Mario Gotz. That goal accompanied the career of the champion in the national team for several years.
Many Argentine fans blamed the defeat against Germany on poor play by what was then Barça’s “10”.
But, according to data from OptaJavier, Leo Messi especially successfully tried to disfigure the German defense during the 120 minutes of the gamesomething that maybe Leo’s teammates couldn’t match.
Since then the best player on the pitch has been the Argentine no one has completed more dribbles in a world title match since Donadoni in 1994 (7/10). That day, the flea passed 7 times out of 11 attempted a player from Germany.
Finally, Argentina fell in the final to a Germany who were crowned world champions. ‘La Pulga’ made up for it at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.