Messi produced one ball every 71 minutes in this World Cup, up from one ball every 147 minutes in the previous four sessions.

December 14 World Cup semi-finals, Messi shot meritorious service, Julian Alvarez scored twice, Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to advance to the World Cup final.
ESPN Argentina station compared Messi’s current World Cup with the previous 4.
Data performance of the World Cup:
Previous 4 sessions-current session
Number of events: 19-6
Appearance time: 1624 minutes-570 minutes
Shot (straight): 72 (28)-27 (14)
Goal: 6-5
Knockout goal: 0-3
Assists: 5-3
The time required to make each ball: 147 minutes-71 minutes