Can we just all agree that Messi AND Di Maria played well in this match?
@XeneizeRuloso Zlatan agrees !
Look at total shot taken by di maria. Except one or two everything is useless. If he had done that in RM, Ronaldo might have burned him
@sun Do you mean THE Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 1 solitary goal from a total of 22 shots during the tournament?
@sun 11 shot of di maria was on target
@Ahmadkhan91 How can he have 11 shots on target when Argentina as a team only had 8 shots on target in total?!
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Messi has been elected Man of the Match by FIFA.
@sun Users pick the MOTM in an internet poll
12 Shots from Di Maria, seems like he's been learning a thing or two from CR7.
@Skrong out of them 11 is on target.
Didn't you know that losing possession a record 37 times in a match is forgivable if you happen to score the gamewinner?
Messi has selected Man of the match !
Who said Messi not best enough? Argentina vs Bosnia, He scored the first goal! Argentina vs Inran, He scored the first goal! Argentina vs Nigeria, he scored first goal again! This match, he ran and bring the ball in front and do the key pass. Messi always make the change, best of the best!
@painn I have to disagree painn. You are right our defense is bad but messi getting 4 goals and an assist in 4 games is actually fairly decent for a striker. He didnt deserve a 9.4 but still has played really well.
Di Maria, was one of the worst players on the pitch up until the goal, god knows how he managed a 9.2
9.4 is too high for Messi; 8.5 will be ok
Messi had a great game. 8 key passes and won the ball back for his team a lot of times. He should have got a few assists. Di Maria was so poor throughout the match. He lost the ball 51 times in total according to official stats. Constantly wasteful in one way or another. Bad passes (63%), bad crossing (4 out of 19), bad shooting (12 shots, 3 on target). No interceptions or tackles either. In the end he's scored when Messi has created another chance for him. The only reason Di Maria got such a high rating is because he got fed the ball so much. It makes me think that either one guy (jealous Madrid fan no doubt) is posting on multiple accounts because this is getting laughable. The bashing of Messi is extremely boring and reminds me why I stopped coming here and why this site is so dead in general.
What the F is wrong with you dude. Please get over it and gtfo of this website if you don't like it! We are all biased towards Messi(Whoscored, FIFA, UEFA, GOD... EVERYONE) so fight young Che Guevara fight!
@James10 ..Messi also gets crowded by 2,3,4 players. That doesn't happen to Di Maria..
It did, several times in this game alone ...
Di Maria 12 shots LOOOOL.
Di Maria redeemed himself only with the goal... was utterly shocking otherwise! Ref was incredibly biased; gave yellows to Argentine players for what wasn't even a foul by Swiss players. Xhaka should have been sent off for 2 yellows, easily.
ARgentina had 29 shot, but only 8 was good.
Rest were pass to Benaglio or Maradona.
For the rm haters, messi played again great, like him was di maria. And the fact that you can't acqueint it prooves that you've got only ronaldo in your head and how he scores a lot of tap-ins
Messi 8 key passes, 7 dribblings 6 tackles...
8 key passes and 6 tackles on sale.
They probably tag every pass Messi makes as "key" and every dribble he makes that touches opponent's legs as "tackle".
Shaqiri and Seferović should get like 4.3, and Mehmedi was much better than them both combined. Xherdan wasted all of his work in the first half for useless dribbles and diving.
Shaqiri was good for the first 30 minutes, then he became so selfish ...
Why didn't Dżemali take that freekick? WHY!?
He has already scored one in this tournament. And it was very bad position for a left-footed shot, especially with that wall...
Messi 9.4 whooping
Hahahaha! Messi moved up to the top of the rating after Di Maria scored.
These kids don't appreciate how good Messi really is
Kids? LOL, he's marketing everything towards kids!
The kids are only reason that he gets those ridiculous ratings.
He lost the ball like 8-9 times and did no tackles, but hey, six tackles man.
And "key-passes", like 7-8? I saw two.
@Titou14 Messi is good, but he didn't put in a 9.4 performance today. I would've given him an 8.5
@khonda yeah I'd agree with that
@khonda Honestly I couldnt care about the rating stats only tell you so much
Dzemaili missing a easy header to take the game to overtime.
What an end to the game! The last 10 minutes were better than the rest of the entire game. Got to feel for the Swiss.
How can Messi lose the ball 9 times, have a low pass accuracy, and still get a 9.2? Just because he dribbled past a couple slower players?
@hamburglar with all respect if you are saying that messi didn't play well then you should have your eyes checked... 74% is not bad passing for a striker whose job is to shoot and score , also he has 7 dribbles, 2 shots, 6 tackles, and 8 key passes, and assisted the only goal..
@hamburglar Easy, just make 8 key passes, 7 dribblings and 6 tackles.
"He had 6 tackle, maaaan. No one saw them, but six tackles!"
@painn thats whoscored.com logic
Messi still the best player in the world. Good job!!
@jayvin83 do doubt about that! care less about haters downvoting man! unless you are a hater messi did all today, rans,passes(key), tackling. He is the best! If you have experienced his magic on your team then its OK to hate!
@jayvin83 He absolutely is, some of the comments on here are ridiculous.
How unlucky. How have they not scored there?
@TheFactsProvider unluck parking the bus? It could have been luck if they scored! glad these bus parking teams are out. we can not wait 4 year of world football and then go watch teams parking buses
@painn Without the run and pass Di Maria would not have had the chance to score tbh.
And if Lichtsteiner didn't mess up, Messi wouldn't get his assist.
And if Basanta didn't press him, he would fo forward.
And if Rojo wouldn't get subbed by Basanta, nothing above would happen.
Question, who send Basanta in?
palacio deserves more... he set messi up by winning the ball!!!
Eat it everyone on here!! Who started that play? Who set it up? Messi...Eat it!
It was Palacio or Basanta having dodgeball match with Lichtsteiner.
Wow that's so hard on Switzerland.
Oh, I see. Messi rating starts at 10.0 and may be reduced or not.
@boller exactly mate
Di Maria has been the best player for Argentina. I don't understand the ratings here. Maybe Messi gets .5 for every touch on the ball.
Jose Mourinho would be proud of Switzerland....
This just shows how messi needs the likes of xavi and iniesta on his team
@Tom1759 nah, this is what happens when Messi is the Xavi and Iniesta of his team. Along with getting scoring, he is the main creator (a midfield of Gago and Mascherano can't create anything) and the main scorer since Higuain and Aguero haven't shown up. Along with being marked by 3 players every time he gets the ball, it's hard for him to have his usual impact on matches/
Messi scores, he should get 11.0, No?
@boller biased website
@boller Should the swiss goalie have his 8.6 bumped down because some of the shots were within his reach? Or right at him? I guess he still didn't make those saves.
I don't get why Messi gets so much stick for his rating. The guy has 7 key passes, 5 dribbles, etc. If that means nothing to you then I think he passes the eye test in this one. He clearly is the essence of almost everything they do on offense. I'm sure it doesn't show in his rating that every time he touches the ball he's mobbed with 2 or 3 defenders.
@rokka222 I'm sure you're following the match on a screen and not just on this site?
@boller Right you are, and on that very TV screen I watched Messi slice and dice Switzerland more than anyone else on the field, then he dribbled the ball 30 yards in the 119' and set up the game winning goal, or did you see something else?
@painn Wow ya I see this is a pointless exercise for some humans. If he walks everywhere then he is really is the best player ever to score all those goals...while walking. He basically leads the free world in dribbles...by walking around defenders. Nice try, cya.
What is Messi doing at the top of the Ratings? Is this and Argentine/Barca website?
@boller it”s your mother site ! stop talking bullshit and go to bed,fucking stupid kid.
I'm beginning to wonder if this site is owned by Messi himself...
@painn Totally agree. Di Maria has been great this match too
@painn penaldo fan !
@AndreyNosatii No, football fan.
@painn you are Messi hater,admits that !
@painn 4 Ballon D'or,91 goals in on season and he is still overrated ?
Why gets Messi 8.5 ?!?!
He made the same about of dribbles, less shots and less touches than di maria (who has 7.2)
don't get it..
@clemi Messi has 7 key passes, 6 tackles...
@clemi if messi decided to take a nap in his goal, he will still have a rating
@clemi well messi has made 6+ tackles to di maria's 0 tbf
@painn I'm wondering where Messi made the tackles.
@painn He's made more tackles than I've ever seen him make in a game. I've never seen him work so hard when his team has lost the ball. Why are you lying? There's nothing to gain from it.
@painn I saw it
@painn clearly only one goal on the scoreboard buddy
Why Mehmedi has 7.1 with 4 dribbles, 3 tackles and 75% passing accuracy, while Messi's having 8.5 with 5 dribbles, 6 tackles and 73% passing accuracy?
@El_Duderino Messi has 7 key passes and Mehmedi has 0....
It looks like no one else is allowed to have an assist or goal, except Messi or a assist to/from Messi.
Messi 8.5 and six tackles. I wonder if there was a sale or something "do one tackle, 5 for free".
Whoscored I love you but what the hell are you doing with messi? 5 tackles? When did this happen? 7.8 after 90 minutes? What has he done? By the time extra time is over at this rate he'll have a rating of 9.0 even if he doesnt score! Rediculous!
@rhysdesmond47 tbh messi has played really well
i love you ozil.....
whose side is Inler on??
looks like a 0-0
Another great match by Ricardo Rodriguez. He has been the best player in this World Cup so far.
@densygaksel best defender/full back maybe, but definitely not the best player overall
@khonda Yeah, that was also what I meant :D
swiss to win
I loved how we couldn't get replay of Switzerland's first occasion for like 10 minutes, but they showed us Messis's useless efforts against both Inler and Rodriguez.
Johan Djourou - The Swiss Messi.
Argentina no es Messi y diez más. Es Messi y diez menos !
@neumi17 suck my dick or go away !
What a wasted chance that was by Drmic. Awful.
Yeah, and Romero?
He's quite awful.
Drmić didn't have to lob him, just kick it pass Romeros's right side while the goalie was just ... standing? Got lucky that Xhaka hit him and that's his influence.
@El_Duderino Romero was sleeping. He should've came out and kicked the ball away. He was just standing there. A shoot 2 feet to his right or left would have been a goal.
Rodriguez, what a wonderful player!
Argentina play at a walking pace. The speed only quickens when Messi or Di Maria get the ball.
@painn Why are you so concerned about Messi's rating? Commenting after every change in the rating, geez.
@painn That doesn't mean you have to comment after every change in the rating. Once you know how the player is playing these ratings shouldn't be that important.
The Swiss are going to get rolled over today.
@Villa. Not really, actually quite the opposite ...
Maybe they wake up.
3 vs 1 of switzerland
3-0 MESSI MASCHERANO ROJO :)
Argentina 1-1 Switzerland @90 Minutes
Argentina 2-1 Switzerland @120 Minutes
2 similar teams are going to play against each other. There are some difference: manager and unity. On these 2 points, Switzerland wins. But Argentina has a real talent. Sorry for my words, but these 2 teams both have a terrible defence system. Argentina would win, but Switzerland would not let that happen in an easy way.
Higuin to score first from Lavezzi assist.argentina win 3-1
argentina to win and btts looks a good bet @12/5
@painn I bet you can get good odds on that!!
ray winstones head to pop up before the game.....have a bang on that!
Argentina need to be more focused on defending, otherwise we may see an upset.
sorry but switzerland knocks argentina out.
@Nash7 in fifa?
@Nash7 I think you wish that but writing those kind of things with a "DOT" in the end of the message won't change anything... It's a big difference between Argentina and Switzerland
@Nash7 Why would you be sorry? It would be great if the Swiss win.
The swiss team is underrated following their defeat against the french luck.
I'm sorry for messi, he deserves this title.
ARGENTINA my HEART
Messi vs shaqiri
@Waje shaqiri is a baby
@commandozap shaqiri looks like a legit midget, im not talking about size but his proportions, cannot be anything but dwarfism. i think jordi alba might be a midget too.
@thedanielgrant yep,shaqiri and giovinco definitely midgets!
2-0 for Argentina
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