The World Cup is still within Lionel Messi’s grasp after Argentina advanced 2-1 against Australia to meet the Netherlands in the quarterfinals Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. In a game against one of the tournament’s surprises, Lionel Scaloni’s team won despite some late wobbles against a convincing performance against the Socceroos. As one might expect, the match didn’t get off to a smooth start as one might have expected. Argentina and Australia conceded the first goal as they were on the defensive. After thirty-five minutes, Leo Messi scored his first goal with one of his magical left feet for the game to open up after such a game. It was his first shot of the game as the Argentinian star opened the scoring for the game after 35 minutes.
Leo Messi scored that goal in the 1000th game of his career during a World Cup knockout Match. His ninth goal makes him the top scorer for Argentina at the World Cup, passing Diego Maradona’s eight. He is only second to Gabriel Batistuta’s ten. Argentinian coach Scaloni made an unexpected change to his starting eleven a few minutes after the game restarted, substituting defender Lisandro Martinez for striker Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez just minutes after the game had continued. There was no doubt that Argentina played better soccer in the second half, where they created many more chances, playing with a three-back defense.
As a result of Rodrigo de Paul’s and Julian Alvarez’s pressing, Julian Alvarez scored the second goal of the game after Mathew Ryan made a great mistake, losing possession of the ball due to Julian Alvarez’s pressure. This is the second goal that Manchester City’s striker has scored in this tournament. With the goal of Craig Goodwin in the last minutes of the match, Australia managed to get back on top (Enzo Fernandez deflected the shot, and the purpose was officially deemed an own goal). Still, Argentina could hold on to the lead and advance to the round of 16. To qualify for the 2022 World Cup, the Albiceleste will play the Netherlands on Friday. There has never been a better time to realize Messi’s dream.
Argentina vs. Australia Highlights Score
Argentina entered the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals after Lionel Messi inspired his team to victory in his 1,000th match against a valiant Australian side despite a late rally. Following a sprint into the area, Messi curled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner after Argentina struggled to break down the Socceroos. In 57 minutes, Julian Alvarez had a simple chance to put Argentina out of reach thanks to an error by Australia keeper Mat Ryan. Craig Goodwin’s shot bounced in off Enzo Fernandez late in the game, giving the Australians hope. Garang Kuol’s shot was saved by Emi Martinez at close range in the 97th minute after Aziz Behich weaved his way into the box. However, Australia won the tournament with its heads held high, and Argentina was well-deserved for their win.
Messi’s brilliance came in the 35th minute. Even though Argentina was by far the superior team in terms of talent, the Socceroos were able to slow down their attacks, leaving little space for chance creation between the lines. There was a flash point that led to the moment. Aziz Behich came together with Messi as he challenged the opposition’s defense, rattling the player and himself in the process. Behich then conceded a wide free kick as a result of frustration. Despite a clear ball, Messi’s delivery returned to his path and shuffled his way infield before passing to Mac Allister, who was touched off by Otamendi and passed to Messi again. It was a brilliant first touch and an even better finish by the maestro.
Argentina vs. Australia Head-To-Head Records At The World Cup 2022
There have been seven games played between Argentina and Australia, and Argentina has won five of them, while Australia has just one. In the round of 16, Argentina is scheduled to face Graham Arnold’s Australian team this weekend at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is in its second round of knockout matches. Australia has surprised many people this year with its performance, winning second place in Group D, leaving Tunisia and Denmark in the dust.
There is no question that the Socceroos have defeated Tunisia and Denmark, but to continue their campaign, they will also need to pull another fast one on Argentina. On the other hand, Argentina overcame the initial setback they suffered in their first match against Saudi Arabia by winning both games. The team won the Group C competition and advanced to the round of 16 after topping the group.
Australia has an abysmal record against Argentina; they have won only one out of the seven games they have played against the two sides, compared to five wins by Argentina out of seven games between the two teams. Martin Demichelis scored the game-winning goal in Argentina’s previous friendly in 2007.
Argentina Vs. Australia Final Score
|Team||1 Half||2 Half||Final|
Argentina Vs. Australia Goals:
ARG — Lionel Messi — 34 mins
ARG — Julian Alvarez — 57 mins
ARG — Craig Goodwin — 76 mins
List of Confirmed Line-ups:
(4-3-3, right to left): 23. E. Martinez (GK) — 26. Molina, 13. Romero, 19. Otamendi, 8. Acuna — 7. De Paul, 24. Fernandez, 20. Mac Allister — 17. Gomez, 10. Messi, 9. Alvarez
(4-3-3, right to left): 1. Ryan (GK) — 2. Degenek, 19. Souttar, 4. Rowles, 16. Behich — 26. Bacchus, 13. Mooy, 22. Irvine, 7. Leckie, 15. Duke, 14. McGree
ARGENTINA VS. AUSTRALIA HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD Score List:
Argentina wins: 05
Australia wins: 01
Argentina goals: 12
Australia goals: 7
July 14, 1988: Australia 4-1 Australia (Bicentennial Gold Cup)
June 18, 1992: Argentina 2-0 Australia (International Friendly)
October 31, 1993: Australia 1-1 Argentina (World Cup qualifying playoff)
November 17, 1993: Argentina 1-0 Australia (World Cup qualifying playoff)
June 30, 1995: Argentina 2-0 Australia (International Friendly)
June 18, 2005: Australia 2-4 Argentina (FIFA Confederations Cup)
September 11, 2007: Australia 0-1 Argentina (International Friendly)
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