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Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe: Records, stats, head-to-head matches between PSG stars ahead of World Cup final

The 2022 FIFA World Cup last has presented an enticing confrontation among Argentina and France.

Inside this installation, two geniuses of the game will clash, as Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe hope to fire their countries to greatness.

Both have sparkled splendidly in Qatar up until this point and enter the last as joint top scorers with five objectives to their names.

Dissimilar to Mbappe, Messi is yet to win a World Cup and has affirmed the last will be his last match at the competition.

While at altogether different places in their professions, the couple are no aliens to each other and will go head to head by and by in their greatest match to date.

Messi vs Mbappe head-to-head record

However current colleagues at PSG, Messi and Mbappe have recently played three games against one another for club and country.

Their most memorable gathering came at the 2018 World Cup in Russia when France took out Argentina in the Round of 16 after a sensational 4-3 win. Mbappe scored a last part twofold that day while Messi couldn’t get on the scoresheet however guaranteed two helps.

In February 2021, the geniuses went head to head again in the UEFA Champions Association Round of 16 when Messi was currently at Barcelona.

While the Argentine opened the scoring with a punishment in the principal leg at Camp Nou, a staggering Mbappe full go-around saw PSG guarantee a definitive 4-1 success.

Yet again in the opposite apparatus, the two players were on the scoresheet, with Mbappe this time opening the scoring with a spot-kick before Messi got from open play only seven minutes after the fact with a shocking exertion. The then-Barcelona star missed a punishment not long before halftime as the match at last finished 1-1.

Overall that means Messi is yet to defeat a team containing Mbappe, while the Frenchman has beaten the Argentine twice and scored six goals across their three meetings.

Date Competition Score Messi stats Mbappe stats
June 30,
2018
FIFA World Cup France 4
Argentina 3
90 mins/0 goals/
2 assists
89 mins/2 goals/
0 assists
Feb. 16,
2021
UEFA Champions League Barcelona 1
PSG 4
90 mins/1 goal/
0 assists
90 mins/3 goals/
0 assists
March 10,
2021
UEFA Champions League PSG 1
Barcelona 1
90 mins/1 goal/
0 assists
90 mins/1 goal/
0 assists

Messi vs Mbappe at age 23

Still only 23, Mbappe has won a ton quite early on.

He won the World Cup in 2018 as a 19-year-old, which is an honor that actually evades Messi at 35 in front of the 2022 last.

Messi did, be that as it may, as of now have a Ballon d’Or and UEFA Champions Association title to his name by the age of 23 — two things Mbappe is as yet looking for.

As per details gathered by Football Moves in light of when every player turned 23, Mbappe has a slight edge over Messi at similar age with regards to influence in the pitch and generally crew prizes.

Messi vs Mbappe at World Cups

The two players have appreciated a lot of group and individual outcome in World Cup games.

Mbappe has lost only one game at the competition to date, a 1-0 gathering stage misfortune to Tunisia in Qatar, and that was a match he outstandingly didn’t begin.

The Frenchman is likewise just two objectives short of Messi for generally objectives at the competition, notwithstanding playing 12 less games.

The Argentina incredible has, notwithstanding, contributed five additional helps and confronted the torment of rout at World Cups on five events.

Games Results
(W-D-L)
Goals Assists
Messi 25 18-2-5 11 8
Mbappe 13 11-1-1 9 3

*All stats accurate prior to 2022 World Cup final

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