# Messi-ing in action
Don't cry for me Argentina - Lionel Messi is the loneliest man in the Maracanã
The Argentine playmaker had a last minute free-kick to send the game to penalties.

A PICTURE DOESN’T always paint a thousand words but this image will probably come to define Lionel Messi’s 2014 World Cup.

The Barcelona midfielder was captured seconds after Mario Götze scored the game’s only goal to give Germany their fourth World Cup.

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2014 - Final - Germany v Argentina - Maracana Nick Potts / EMPICS Sport Surrounded by 75,000 supporters, Lionel Messi cuts a lonely figure. Nick Potts / EMPICS Sport / EMPICS Sport

Germany win the World Cup after Götze’s extra-time volley

Das ist Götze! Mario’s goal wins the World Cup for Germany

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