Argentina are world champions: the national team, led by Scaloni on the bench and led by a wonderful Leo Messi on the pitch, won by penalties after a pyrotechnic, incandescent, and totally crazy 3-3. Although we are only in 2022, there is already talk of the match of the century: it was the final of the World Cup, in all probability the most watched football event in the world, which keeps fans from all over the planet glued to the TV and only takes place every four years. And it was magnificent.
Argentina did an amazing job, and until the 80th minute, it looked like they were in complete control. Then there was that insane minute, the specter of psychodrama, and the even crazier overtime, a penalty lottery, in which Emiliano Martinez was once again the protagonist. Finally, Montiel’s goal and the explosion of joy for an entire population. Those who were there know: There has never been anything like Argentina-France.
So let’s relive the match through its five most important moments—moments that will go down in the history of this amazing sport, which is always able to top itself in terms of surprise and beauty.
In chronological order, from first to last, here’s what we will remember from the 2022 World Cup final.
Not surprisingly, he was the best goalkeeper of the tournament.