Highlights from Argentina vs. Australia at the FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi and Alvarez scored in Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Australia to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals against the Netherlands next week. This was Lionel Messi’s 1000th World Cup appearance.
Regardless of having a two-objective lead, in any case, the last snapshots of the game were far nervier than Argentina would have expected. After Australia successfully managed the first third of the game, Messi had his moment of brilliance in the 35th minute.
Lionel Messi played his best World Cup match in his 1000th appearance, helping Argentina defeat Australia 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals against the Netherlands next week. Despite Argentina’s two-goal advantage, the game’s final moments were significantly more tense than anticipated.
After Australia successfully managed the first third of the game, Messi had his moment of brilliance in the 35th minute. The Socceroos did a good job of stopping Argentina’s attacks, allowing them to continue to dominate possession while slowing down the pace and leaving little room between the lines for chance creation, despite the fact that they were by far the less talented team.
Did Lionel Messi just put on the best performance of his entire World Cup career? Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United and England defender, is of the opinion that it is. “Messi has quite recently placed on the best individual presentation we have seen at this World Cup… by a mile,” Ferdinand said on BBC post-match.
Finally, the game is called to an end by the referee. After Australia scored again, La Albiceleste was unable to convert a flurry of chances at the other end, Martinez made a one-on-one BIG save, and Argentina survived a late scare.
They are successful thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez. Australia can be pleased with that circle back subsequent to going two objectives down. Lionel Messi and Argentina walk into the quarterfinals, against the Netherlands.
Argentina: E Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Gomez, Messi, Alvarez;
Australia: Ryan, Degenek, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Leckie, Mooy, Irvine, Baccus, McGree, Duke;