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Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez's Heroic Save Crucial as Messi Wins His First World Cup

Lionel Messi's Argentina won the 2022 World Cup after beating France in the penalty shootouts.

Aston Villa's keeper Emiliano Martínez made great moves to deny France open chances of winning the match in the final minutes of the extra time.

France's Randal Kolo Muani thought he had won France their third World Cup and a second in a row after smashing the ball towards the goal, only for Martinez to make a great save using his left leg.

Sports commentators have lauded the Aston Villa man's last-gasp save to deny Randal Kolo Muani, as it was the moment that changed everything for Argentina.

Apart from that last-time save, Emiliano Martínez will also be remembered for his penalty shootout heroics in this World Cup final.

The keeper saved one penalty from Kingsley Coman before another kick was sent wide by Real Madrid's Aurelien Tchouameni.

Argentina players were all clinical with their penalties after as none of them lost from the spot kick.

Messi has now won his first World Cup after five attempts.

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