Los jugadores de Argentina celebran un gol

DESPITE THE ENDING 'DRAMA'

No surprises: Argentina beats Australia (2-1) and is in the quarterfinals!

Published:3/12/2022 - 21:56h

Updated:3/12/2022 - 21:56h

Argentina has become the second team to confirm its place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The goals of Leo Messi and Julián Álvarez 'sentenced' an Australia that woke up very late

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Argentina is in the quarter-finals of the Glass of the World! The selection trained by Lionel Scaloni was of less to more in front of an Australia that planted , until it could, to brake to Messi and company in a marked clash by the small details and the punctual errors. The 'albicelestes' won by 2-1 and will confront next Friday against the Low Countries of Louis go Gaal.

In a party with few emotions and very enclosed, Lionel Messi, the one of always and as always, commissioned to mark the difference so that Argentina follow dreaming. In the first-half, an extraordinary defensive work of the Australians minimised the efforts of the 'albiceleste' that, although it dominated the balloon to his antojo, was having a lot of problems to generate danger of face to the rival area.

And it is that the trained by Graham Arnold posed a very serious party to avoid the incursions of players like Julián Álvarez, Enzo or the own Leo Messi that appeared with forcefulness for the first time ten minutes before the end of the first part to direct the classification for his, in a played that began with an unnecessary fault of Behich on the 'Papu' Gómez.

Mac Allister Put an inner pass for the arrival of a surprising Otamendi that left him to 'The Flea' so that it planted it beside the right stick of the guardameta Australian and put the 1-0. It was the first shot to the arch of the party and the first situation in which the 'socceroos' were not fine, put until then were containing the pressure of the 'albiceleste' and merodeaban his area with a lot of ease.

The goal of Messi (third in what it goes of World-wide), in his party one thousand, gave a lot of more tranquility to the Argentinians, although equally in the resumption found to an Australia that followed planted and leaving very few spaces. The forward of the PSG could have another very clear, from out of the area and after a lateral centre of Rodrigo of Paúl, but the '10' slipped to the hour to finish and Ryan hunted the balloon without problems.

The 'socceroos', victims of the wear, were losing bellows in the party and remained in a situation limit after an error of Ryan that finish with the second so much of the 'albiceleste', after one badly clear of the guardameta that tried to dribble Of Paúl, but the balloon finish hunting it Julián Álvarez that, like the smartest of the class, pushed the balloon to the deepest of the network.

The surprise of Australia

The goal of the footballer of the Manchester City had seemed the sentence for an Australia that could not reencontrarse with his football, but a surprise 'unexpected' to fifteen minutes of the end went back them to put in the party: Goodwin sent a finish far that poisoned in his path and touched in Enzo Fernández for the colarse in the goal of the 'Dibu' Martínez. If it had not crossed the head of the Argentinian, the shot would have gone out went.

The party could put in tables after a big played of Behich, like carrilero, that put in the small area and dribbled to almost all the saga of Argentina, until, to the hour to shoot to the arch, appeared Lisandro Martínez saviour to command it was and avoid the tie to nine for the end. It was not sufficient, in any case, because the sudamericanos knew to hold the result to sign his classification to the quarter-finals.

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