‘It was almost godlike’: Rio Ferdinand lauds Lionel Messi’s display against Australia as ‘the best individual performance we have seen at this World Cup by a mile’ as Argentina head to the quarter-finals
Pundits have praised Lionel Messi following his brilliant performance in Argentina’s round of 16 win against Australia.
Messi scored a brilliant first-half goal to give his side the lead and in the second-half created countless chances for his teammates to wrap up the game.
Speaking on the 35-year-old’s performance, Rio Ferdinand said: ‘Messi has put on the best individual performance we have seen at this World Cup by a mile.
‘The best individual performance at this World Cup’: pundits raved about Lionel Messi’s game
The former Manchester United defender continued: ‘The crowd, it was almost godlike after anything he had done. We were almost watching the reaction from the fans to everything he did.’