A Messi ending! Overexcited Argentina fan smashes his TV with a single punch celebrating star striker’s goal
- Messi super-fan Gabriel was celebrating after his hero scored against Mexico
- But in his excitement at the goal he punched his TV and the screen went black
- Argentina won their match 2-0 on Saturday in a much-needed World Cup win
- Their comeback follows their shock 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia last Tuesday
This is the moment that an overexcited Argentina fan smashed his TV after his hero Lionel Messi scored the first goal in the team’s win against Mexico in the World Cup.
In the video filmed by his girlfriend Mimi and posted on TikTok, Gabriel wore a shirt with the number 10 and Messi’s name on the back as he watched the game from Buenos Aires.
Lionel Messi led his team to a huge win with a left-footed strike in the second half of the game on Saturday.
Enzo Fernandez then followed it up with a stunning goal to seal a hard-fought three points in Qatar at Lusail Stadium in much-needed 2-0 victory.
Gabriel can be seen shouting excitedly at the TV and energetically pumping his fists after Messi’s left-foot strike put Argentina 1-0 up.
In the video filmed by his girlfriend Mimi and posted on TikTok, Gabriel wears a shirt with the number 10 and Messi’s name on the back as he watched the game in Buenos Aires
However, the Messi super fan gets carried away in his enthusiasm and punches the TV – and the screen immediately goes black
However, the Messi super fan gets carried away in his enthusiasm and punches the TV – and the screen immediately goes black.
His cheers soon turn to howls of annoyance as he stares at his hands as though he can’t believe it and his girlfriend cries in Spanish: ‘What did he do? What did he do? He broke it all!’
‘We were watching the game when suddenly my boyfriend went crazy because of Messi’s goal against Mexico,’ she later said online.
‘Hahahahah, he broke everything after the first goal,’ she captioned the video on TikTok.
Lionel Messi led his team to a huge win with a left-footed strike in the second half of the game on Saturday
Lionel Messi scored a goal from seemingly nothing to hand Argentina a pivotal 1-0 lead in the second half vs. Mexico
Messi was hugely relieved with the result at the final whistle, as Argentina would have been eliminated if they lost
Argentina, one of the tournament favourites, lost 1-2 against Saudi Arabia last Tuesday in one of the cup’s biggest-ever shocks, piling the pressure on the team.
But their 2-0 victory against Mexico stands them in good stead for their next Group C match against Poland tomorrow.
Messi’s spectacular goal, his eighth for Argentina in 21 cup appearances, saved his team from elimination.
In the US, the game was reportedly the most watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast, according to reports.