Soccer Fans Rejoice! There’s a New Documentary About Leo Messi

Inter Miami's Lionel Messi in August 2023
Inter Miami's Lionel Messi in August 2023. Photo by Dave Shopland/Shutterstock (14065654l)

For soccer fans and anyone who loves an inspirational story, Lionel Messi: Destiny is a must-watch documentary. The film delves into the exhilarating journey of the soccer legend during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. While the film primarily focuses on Argentina’s triumphant victory, it offers much more than just a glimpse of on-field action. 

Passionate Argentinian Fandom

Lionel Messi: Destiny is a captivating look at the fervent passion that Argentinians pour into soccer. The emotional rollercoaster ride is thrilling. The best scene? Five million jubilant Argentines flooded the streets of Buenos Aires after the final victory in the World Cup.

Messi’s Complex Relationship With Football Culture

The documentary explores the intricate relationship between Lionel Messi and Argentina’s football culture. Despite his extraordinary talent, Messi has often been labeled an “outsider” because of his early move to Barcelona and his perceived lack of the stereotypical Argentinian footballer traits. This plays out in the documentary too and is so interesting to see. 

A Narrative of Destiny and Triumph

Finally, the film tells a beautiful story of Messi inheriting the torch from the legendary Diego Maradona and fulfilling his destiny by winning the World Cup. A heartwarming finally you’ll love even if you’re not a huge soccer fan.