Lionel Messi’s side, Argentina has narrowly defeated Australia to earn their place in the quarter-final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The match that involved so many talents kicked off with an aggressive approach from the two sides sparking entertaining views.
Just as anticipated, Lionel Messi deployed another world-class performance and wrapped it up with a goal that came as a magical one to spice up his 1000th career game.
In the 34th minute after the Australian defence had deflected Messi’s cross which flipped back to him, he worked it straight to Otamendi who returned the pass quickly sparking the space that allowed Messi to force the ball through the bottom corner.
Argentina took the lead and even doubled it after the young maestro, Alverez converted a gift issued to them by the bizarre defending error of Australia in the 57th minute.
Australia pulled one back from the Argentine maestros after Fernandez returned the favour by firing the ball into his own net in the 77th minute of the game.
This impacted pressure on Argentina as the underdog strived for the equaliser which nearly came at the injury time of the game. Martinez emerged to be the hero after he saved a vital goal fired at him by Newcastle’s young threat.
Argentina is through to the quarter Final and is drawn already with the Netherlands who comfortably defeated the USA stars in a 3-1 display.
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Lionel Messi's goals at World Cups are incredible (with commentary) ✨pic.twitter.com/vkNlRPsbiW
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