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World Cup: Messi breaks Maradona’s record with goal against Australia

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Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, on Saturday broke Diego Maradona’s record by scoring his ninth goal at a World Cup.

In his 1,000th career appearance, the 35-year-old netted his 789th goal.

It was also Messi’s first in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

His effort gave Argentina a 1-0 lead against Australia and took him one clear of Maradona and just one behind compatriot Gabriel Batistuta.

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Messi scored at three separate World Cups before this year, but had never found the back of the net in a knockout match.

Now, after finding the target twice during the group stages, Messi has finally broken his duck in the knockout stages.

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