There will be a knockout round match between Argentina and Poland in the 2022 World Cup after Argentina defeated Poland 2-0 in the group stages. There will be a matchup between the team and Australia in the round of 16. It was Lionel Messi who Wojciech Szczesny denied a penalty, but Alexis MacAllister scored the opening goal for Barcelona. Julian Alvarez scored the second goal of the game.
In the 2022 World Cup, Argentina defeated Poland 2-0 to qualify for the knockout stage. Their round-of-16 matchup will be against Australia. Wojciech Szczesny denied Lionel Messi from the penalty spot with a brilliant spot-kick. Alexis Mac Allister scored the opening goal of the game. Julian Alvarez scored the second goal. A goal-difference advantage earned Poland a spot in the round of 16 despite losing to Mexico. On the other side of the group stage, Saudi Arabia beat Mexico 2-1. France will be Poland’s next opponent.
Argentines settled their nerves after a tense first half with an Alexis Mac Allister goal in the 46th minute, followed by Julian Alvarez’s double just over 20 minutes after that. After Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved his second tournament penalty in the opening 45 minutes, Argentina failed to find a way past him.
Argentina vs. Poland Highlights
Argentina’s Lionel Messi and his team won 2-0 in the final match of their World Cup Group C group stage at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday to advance to the knockout stage, where they will take on Australia. There was a clear leader in the group with Argentina with six points, ahead of Poland, which finished second on goal difference at the expense of Mexico, which beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the final.
It was midfielder Alexis MacAllister who put Argentina ahead straight after the break with a low first-time shot after a flowing passing move, and Julian Alvarez, in the 67th minute, buried a shot past his Poland counterpart Wojciech Szczesny, ensuring Argentina’s 2-0 victory. After his outstretched hand came into contact with Messi’s face during the first half, Szczesny became the hero of Poland as he saved a penalty by diving to his left below Messi’s chin after Messi had attempted to score.
The Polish players were furious after Argentina was awarded a controversial penalty after Szczesny’s glove brushed Messi’s face. At the same time, the Ligue 1 forward rose to head at the far post after being fouled by Messi with a VAR check. Even so, Szczesny maintained his composure and guessed correctly when Messi’s shot from the spot was swatted aside by his one hand, diving to his left and using one hand to cover up Messi’s effort.
Juventus’ Szczesny was kept busy the entire half as the Poland defense was breached repeatedly, but the Juventus goalkeeper stood firm to deny the Argentinians.
The task was up to Szczesny, however. There were thousands of Argentina fans in the stadium, raising the decibel levels to high levels, yet he kept his composure throughout. His guess was correct, as he dived to his left and released one hand to swat aside Messi’s attempt from the penalty spot with his other hand. With the Poland defense being breached repeatedly throughout the first half, Szczesny had been kept busy the entire time. Still, the Juventus keeper stood firm in denying the Argentines, who grew more confident with every assault.
As soon as Alvarez broke through the offside trap, he rejected the Manchester City forward before he tipped Angel Di Maria’s cross over the bar. His Juve teammate attempted to score directly from a corner kick when Alvarez broke through the offside trap. When Mac Allister took his shot early in the game, without Poland settling down after the restart, he could do nothing but scramble, while Alvarez’s shot for the second goal was too good for any keeper to handle.
Argentine vs. Poland Head-to-Head Records at The World Cup 2022
Argentina dominated the first half, led by Messi’s two immediate goals in the opening 10 minutes. Clear chances were hard to come by for them. Wojciech Szczesny denied Alvarez with a save just before the half-hour mark after Marcos Acuna fired a shot past the crossbar. VAR adjudged that the goalkeeper had fouled Messi from the subsequent cross, but he redeemed himself by sticking out his right hand and blocking the penalty. In the second period, Argentina finally broke through when Mac Allister expertly turned in Nahuel Molina’s cutback from the right.
Kamil Glik’s header went agonizingly wide as Poland searched for a quick response. Nevertheless, Argentina looked more likely to score again, and they did so in the 68th minute when Alvarez picked up Enzo Fernandez’s pass and scored. While Poland could not mount an attacking threat, Messi and Alvarez both went close to adding a third. Jakub Kiwior’s loose pass almost set Lautaro Martinez through, but the substitute’s attempt missed the target. A crucial chip from Nicolas Tagliafico was subsequently cleared off the line by the central defender.
Argentina vs. Poland Final Score
|Team||1 Half||2 Half||Final Result|
ARG — Mac Allister (46′)
ARG — Alvarez (68′)
List of Confirmed Line-ups:
Argentina (4-3-3, right to left):
23. E. Martinez (GK) — 26-Molina, 13. Romero, 19. Otamendi, 8. Acuna (3. Tagliafico 59′) — 7. De Paul, 24. Fernandez (6. Pezzella 79′), 20. Mac Allister (16. Almada 84′) — 10. Messi, 9. Alvarez (22. La. Martinez 79′), 11. Di Maria (5. Paredes 59′)
Poland (4-4-2, right to left):
1. Szczesny (GK) — 2. Cash, 15. Glik, 14. Kiwior, 18. Bereszynski (3. Jędrzejczyk 72′) — 20. Zielinski, 6. Bielik (8. Szymanski 62′), 10. Krychowiak, (23. Piatek 83′), 24. Frankowski (13. Kaminski 46′) — 16. Swiderski (26. Skoras 46′), 9. Lewandowski
FINAL Result Of Group C Standings, Scores
|4. Saudi Arabia||3||1||1||2||0||3||5||-2|
ARGENTINA VS POLAND HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Poland wins: 03
Argentina wins: 06
Poland goals: 12
Argentina goals: 18
June 11, 1966: Poland 1-1 Argentina (International Friendly)
December 19, 1968: Poland 0-1 Argentina (International Friendly)
June 15, 1974: Poland 3-2 Argentina (FIFA World Cup)
March 24, 1976: Poland 1-2 Argentina (International Friendly)
May 29, 1977: Poland 1-3 Argentina (International Friendly)
June 14, 1978: Poland 0-2 Argentina (FIFA World Cup)
October 12, 1980: Poland 1-2 Argentina (International Friendly)
October 28, 1981: Poland 2-1 Argentina (International Friendly)
January 17, 1984: Poland 1-1 Argentina (Nehru Cup)
November 26, 1992: Poland 0-2 Argentina (International Friendly)
June 5, 2011: Poland 2-1 Argentina (International Friendly)
Lionel Messi’s Response to Robert Lewandowski’s Comments After Argentina’s Victory Over Poland
Lionel Messi has finally heard what Robert Lewandowski said after Wednesday’s Argentina vs. Poland match. They both got into a heated argument during the game. The Poland player opened up about what he told Lionel Messi during Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup 2022 match between Poland and Argentina. The Argentinian maestro wasn’t too pleased with Lewandowski’s tackle during Albiceleste’s 2-0 win over Poland. As far as Messi was concerned, Lewandowski’s handshake was not accepted when offered. After full-time, both sides shook hands.
Lionel Messi was told by Polish international Robert Lewandowski what happened after their loss at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Argentina on Wednesday (November 30). After their 2-0 win over the Eagles in Group C, the Albiceleste players exchanged words. According to Lewandowski, Polish players will have nothing to lose and must fight for a result against defending World Champions France in the next round. Lewandowski said, “We have nothing to lose, and it’s another favorite for the title,”