Cai Houxuan Reporter / comprehensive report
▲ Argentina’s Messi and Alvarez each scored a goal to help the team defeat Australia and advance to the quarter-finals. (Photo / Summary from FIFA Twitter)
The Qatar 2022 World Cup top 16 is in full swing. The traditional powerhouse Argentina will play against the dark horse Australia at 3 am on the 4th. Argentina star Lionel Messi also delivered a thousand games in his career. In the 35th minute of the first half, a shot broke through the net helping Argentina to score first. In the 57th minute of the second half, Julián Álvarez caught a mistake by the opponent’s goalkeeper and made another win. The Australian team relied on Argentina’s own goal to score. , Australia’s last few attacks were resolved. In the end, Argentina won 2:1 and progressed to the quarter-finals.
In the 17th minute of this campaign, Argentina forward Papu Gómez raised his foot and volleyed from the left penalty area, but the ball was too powerful and flew straight above the goal. In the 29th minute, the Australian team had the opportunity. McGory (Riley McGree’s cross from the left corner was headed by Harry Souttar but was blocked by Argentina defender Cristian Romero.
Messi, who started in the 1,000th game of his World Cup career, received an assist from Nicolas Otamendi in the penalty area in the 35th minute. Messi fired a low shot with his left foot and scored a wonderful goal to help Argentina to score a point to take a 1-0 lead. This goal was also Messi’s 5th appearance in the World Cup, his first goal in the final, and once again he surpassed the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. There were not many shots from both sides in the first half, Argentina had 2 shots and 1 shot on goal, while Australia only had 1 shot and 0 shots on goal.
▲ Argentina star Lionel Messi scored a goal in the first half to help the team score first. (Photo / Summary from FIFA Twitter)
In the 57th minute of the second half, Argentinian striker Julián Álvarez took advantage of Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan’s ignorance, stealing the ball directly and raising his foot to break the net, helping the team to victory another. Messi raised his foot and shot in the 66th minute But he failed to hit, but in 77 minutes, Australian defender Aziz Behich passed the ball into the middle for the first time, substitute Craig Goodwin took a long shot, Argentine defender E . Fernandez (Enzo Fernández originally wanted to block the ball with one kick, but the ball broke through the net impartially after refraction, and this “goal” also helped the Australian team break the egg .
▲ Argentina’s Julián Álvarez caught the mistake of the opponent’s goalkeeper and helped the team to make another victory. (Photo / Summary from FIFA Twitter)
In the last 7 minutes of the second half, the Australian team had another great opportunity to attack, but in the end it was solved by Argentina’s solid defense. In the end, Argentina defeated Australia 2:1 and progressed to the quarter-finals . will be the formidable Dutch team who broke into the top 8 without losing a game.