Lionel Messi has one field goal in his last 9 World Cup matches.

Captain today Argentina national team scored Saudi Arabia (1:2) from the penalty spot in the 10th minute of the match.

The only goal not from a penalty kick in the last nine games at the World Cup Messi scored in 2018 against Nigeria in a group stage match (2:1).

In total, in this segment (the last 4 games at the 2014 World Cup, 4 games at the 2018 World Cup and 1 game at the 2022 World Cup), the PSG forward has two goals – one from the field and one from the 11-meter mark.