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Argentina's 1-0 defeat by Germany in Sunday's World Cup final prevented Lionel Messi, who was named Player of the Tournament, from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo all scored decisive goals in finals, while Diego Maradona created the goal that settled the 1986 tournament, but Messi found himself upstaged by Mario Goetze's sensational extra-time winner.Bastian Schweinsteiger had shackled him masterfully during Germany's 4-0 quarterfinal win in 2010 and the Bayern Munich midfielder recorded early victories by nicking the ball away from Messi on a couple of occasions.Where Maradona had broken down in tears after Argentina lost to West Germany in the 1990 final, Messi looked merely numb.
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