There were decisive helpers for Lionel Messi to finally achieve his dream of winning the World Cup.

In particular, goalkeeper Martinez, the 'goal of the penalty shootout', served as a special helper.

This is reporter Seo Dae-won.


Martinez, who made his A-match debut late last year at the age of 29 after a long period of obscurity, quickly emerged as Argentina's patron god.

In last year's 'Copa America' Colombia and semi-finals, he blocked three penalty shootouts and led to the final, playing a decisive role in Messi's first major championship in his life.

He also served as a special helper at the Qatar World Cup.

In the penalty shootout in the quarterfinals, he blocked the shots of the Dutch kickers 1 and 2 one after another, becoming a hero in advancing to the semifinals, and flew again in the final.

In the second half of extra time, with a score of 3-3, Muani's decisive shot was blocked by stretching out his leg, and he dragged it to his stage, a penalty shootout, and blocked France's second kicker Comang's shot with his body.

After being discouraged by the save, kicker Chua Meni's shot went off the net, and Martinez performed a joyful shoulder dance as if foreboding victory.

Martinez won the 'Golden Glove', the best goalkeeper award, for defending Argentina's championship as the guardian of the penalty shootout.

[Emiliano Martinez/Argentina national team goalkeeper: I was calm.

Penalties are times when I have to help my teammates, especially today as we conceded 3 goals.

Mission accomplished.]

The role of Di Maria, the man in the finals, cannot be left out.

Di Maria, who scored the winning goal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics final and won the gold medal with Messi, scored the winning goal in last year's Copa America final to reach the top of the major for the first time. I laughed again with

Alvarez, a 12-year-old boy who admired Messi 10 years ago, played alongside Messi at the forefront and helped him win the tournament by scoring 4 goals. collaborated.