Leo Messi and Enzo Fernández celebrate Julián Álvarez's goal against Poland (0-2)

LEWANDOWSKI, MISSING IN DOHA

Argentina does not fail against a harsh Poland that also goes to the round of 16 (0-2)

Published:30/11/2022 - 21:58h

Updated:1/12/2022 - 01:45h

Argentina will face Australia on Saturday in the round of 16 of the World Cup after defeating Poland in Doha (0-2). Lionel Scaloni's men found their best version in the tournament with goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julián Álvarez

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Argetnina Left the doubts backwards and found his best version in front of a Poland that, again, left a grey image (0-2). The ones of Lionel Scaloni gave an authentic review to the Czesław Michniewicz to ensure the leadership of the Group C of the World-wide , product of the triumph of Mexico in front of Arabia (0-2). Robert Lewandowski was totally disappeared in front of the toneless answer of his mates and fell in his personal duel in front of Leo Messi the one who neither was 'fine' in attack.

The only reason by which the 'albiceleste' did not go with advantage to the rest had to see with the soberbia performance of Wojciech Szczęsny. The goalkeeper of the Juventus had until seven clear stops, between them a penalti of Messi that cut across of flawless form manually changed, in spite of the powerful collection crossed of left-handed of the '10'. The Pole redeemed with his intervention, as the fault inside the area girl to the Argentinian captain had been his, in a very controversial action.

Previously, Ángel Gave María had brushed the olympic goal and Julián Álvarez also had enjoyed of a manually neutralised hand by Szczęsny. Poland bet constantly to the pelotazo long and to look for faults in three chambers of field to look for to unemployed balloon what his game did not allow him: arrive with danger to the arch of Emiliano Martínez. With Lewandowski isolated, the Argentinian defence had little work and all the eleven of Lionel Scaloni presionó very high, dominating to pleasure.

Precisely, that has been one of the main characteristic of the sudamericanos in the first phase. A pressure asfixiante to cut the rival game and demand leadership, further that the ideas, no always, flow when neither Messi neither Gave María find spaces. However, the Wednesday the 'albiceleste' found his best collective operation up to now in the tournament, promoted by the apparition of the figure in front of Mexico, Enzo Fernández.

Argentina desató in the second part

The technical Czesław Michniewicz entered two variants after the rest, but in the first played of danger of the second Argentinian part found the goal that deserved from did already a while long. Alexis Mac Allister received totally free in the area a pass from the right of Nahuel Molina and, in spite of finishing bitten, the balloon went moving away to the base of the stick to win, at last, to Szczęsny. The goal sharpened the command of the ones of Scaloni and Poland began to exasperate after knowing that, in Lusail, the zero also broke to attack his probabilities clasificatorias.

Mac Allister Had a very similar opportunity on the hour of party, but this time the guardameta Polish could resolve without sobresaltos the finish by low of the mediocentro, the one who again had received free of mark, this time from the left by means of Nicolás Tagliafico. Argentina was going down the rhythm to play with the Polish despair, knowing that the triumph ensured him the leadership.

Enzo Fernández and Julián Álvarez sealed the classification

In the 67', the 'Scaloneta' exhibited his best football. A long possession finish with Enzo Fernández enabling to Julián Álvarez, the one who defined perfect of right to clear the party. The connection between the ex players of River Plate gave him the results expected to the Argentinian technician, the one who put them in the eleven attending to the clamour of the fans and the local press.

In spite of the need, Poland had invalid answer and the Argentinians controlled with absolute calm and authority the final stretch of the party. Now, the selection of Lionel Messi will confront to Australia the Saturday, while Poland will have to confront to a France that the Wednesday lost his invicto of surprising form in front of Tunisia. The ones of Czesław Michniewicz will have to improve a lot of if they want to have some hope in front of 'Them Bleus', whereas Argentina wins confidence and recovers his condition of favourite.

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