It was the 90s when satellite dishes began to flood roofs and terraces. There were plenty of TV channels to watch and for sports freaks plenty of matches to watch. Through the satellite dish (Canal Satélite Digital) came matches from the Argentine league, narrated by announcers from there. And you know, each player with a nickname, each play with a special jargon. At that time, a red-haired soccer player named (his name is) Carlos Mac Allister played for Boca Júniors. Before a player and now a politician, Colorado, as he was known on the pitch, he had three children and all three followed their passion for the ball. One of them, Alexis, was the one who opened Argentina's triumph this Wednesday with a shot that entered crying so that the albiceleste would not cry, which entered with suspense to relieve Messi.
If against Mexico the man from Rosario rescued his team against Poland, the team ended up lifting Messi, who missed a penalty. Being eliminated by that action would have been terrible for the ex-Barcelonista. But he is still alive in his fifth and last World Cup. Not only that, but he opens the sky when he meets Australia in the round of 16. Fate and the son of Colorado gave Messi a new opportunity. It would have been supremely cruel if the striker's last image in a World Cup had gone hand in hand with a missed penalty, one of the few decisive ones missed in his career. With another outcome, the cross that Leo would have carried on his shoulders would have been of biblical and inhuman dimensions in such a histrionic country when it comes to football.
It was not the best Messi but it was the most solvent Argentina in the tournament. Nothing of the paralysis of the day of Arabia. None of the fears that plagued Mexico. Just in time to avoid final dramas and for his fanatic rowdy to continue camping for at least a few more days in Qatar.