Argentina stepped onto the field for the first time in this year’s World Cup against Iceland, an opponent they have not faced before. People all over the world expected Lionel Messi to put up a sensational performance against Iceland after Cristiano Ronaldo had raised the bar with three goals against Spain the day before.
But Argentina were surprisingly held at 1-1 by the Icelandic players with Lionel Messi failing to score from a spot kick. Argentina dominated the match throughout but could not net the winner despite having 27 attempts on goal.
Messi was marked beautifully by Iceland which gave the Barcelona star very less space to work on. But in the end, Argentina find themselves in a spot of bother with their next game scheduled against Croatia.
Here is the penalty miss:
Messi’s penalty miss at the grandest stage of them all gave rise to a lot of trolls and memes comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo who scored from the spot against Spain. There was no sign of mercy from the CR7 supporters who were quite happy to see Messi’s penalty blocked by Halldorsson. Here are some of the memes that flowed in on social media:
— Silent Spectator⏺️ (@Fab_Doc_) June 16, 2018
It was raining memes on the micro-blogging platform
— AverageDan (@AverageDanGamer) June 16, 2018
Iceland goalkeeper vs Messi! pic.twitter.com/4PFnSOVNmC
— Chris Manriquez (@cquez10) June 16, 2018
0.0009% of Iceland's population chasing Messi. pic.twitter.com/4a3Q8VmUHX
— ali (@HalfTouch) June 16, 2018
Here are some more:
— Chong Beng Lim (@ChongBeng) June 17, 2018
— Tom Webley (@Tomwebley) June 17, 2018
Ouch. That must hurt. But he is the G.O.A.T and we hope he comes back stronger.