Leo Messi greets the stands after the Poland-Argentina (0-2)


Leo Messi missed a penalty in a weak match against Poland

Published:30/11/2022 - 22:36h

Updated:30/11/2022 - 22:36h

Lionel Messi did not have his best game against Poland, but Argentina resolved the game with character and good play (0-2). The '10' went from more to less in the 90 minutes and missed a penalty in the first part

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Argentina advanced to the eighth of final of the Glass of the World after a clear victory in front of Poland (0-2). The ones of Lionel Scaloni were very upper and showed his best image in what it goes of the tournament, in spite of the toneless party of his captain and figure, Leo Messi. The '10' was of more to less during the 90 minutes and failed a penalti in the first part that, luckily for his selection, did not weigh in the formality of the meeting.

Scaloni Put to Enzo Fernández and to Alexis Mac Allister beside Rodrigo Of Paul to win depth and the change could not go out him better. Messi had more freedom thanks to the high pressure of the midfield, with Ángel Gave María and Julián Álvarez like mates in the offensive trident. The captain tried it from the beginning, with two finish that Wojciech Szczęsny detained without problems.

It was a warning of what came in the rest of the party. Total siege of the 'albiceleste' and a remarkable performance of the Polish goalkeeper, only responsible that the final result did not derive in the elimination of the ones of Czesław Michniewicz. Leo began to find spaces to filter go through the bands, where Marcos Coins and Nicolás Tagliafico did a lot damage during the 90 minutes.

In the 37',the VAR and the main judge conceded to the '10' a doubtful penalti of Szczęsny, the one who tried to clear a centre rained to the area girl and finish striking the face of the 'crack'. Messi treated to ensure with a zurdazo crusader, but the guardameta the Juventus detained the finish with a manotazo manually changed. The paradón of Pole did not affect anímicamente to the 'albiceleste' and in the second part the sudamericanos reflected his superiority in the marker.

Argentina resolved it in the complement

Alexis Mac Allister and Julián Álvarez turned into the second part to give him the victory and the leadership of the group C to the Argentinian. Leo Messi had another clear in front of Szczęsny, but Enzo Fernández was the big protagonist of the complement assisting to Álvarez for the 0-2 definite and controlling the midfield. The '10' very could take a rest in the last 20 minutes, with a party cleared in front of a totally delivered Poland, but Scaloni did not want to substitute him. The Saturday expects them Australia in eighth.

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