Argentina finished in the first position in Group C and they faced Australia who finished in the second position in group D in the round of 16 knockouts. Argentina vs Australia match was played at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on 3 December 2022 Qatar at 22:00 local Qatar time.
- Argentina vs Australia Match Result
- Argentina vs Australia Match Summary Highlights
- Argentina vs Australia all Goals
- Argentina vs Australia Match Stats Before Half Time
- Argentina vs Australia Match Stats After Half Time
- Man of the Match in Argentina vs Australia Match
- Turning Point in Argentina vs Australia Match
- Why did Argentina win against Australia?
- Why did Australia lose against Argentina?
- Final Verdict
Argentina vs Australia Match Result
Argentina won the match against Australia in the round of 16 and the score line is Argentina 2-1 Australia. As this was the knockout match Australia is eliminated from the world cup tournament, and Argentina will play a quarter-final match against the Netherlands.
Argentina vs Australia Match Summary Highlights
Argentina vs Australia all Goals
Argentina vs Australia Match Stats Before Half Time
Argentina had 61% possession in the first half of the match and 100% domination of the game. Argentine players were playing possession-based football, they were trying to keep the ball in the attacking third and were trying to create opportunities for a goal. The surprising thing was that first time in the world cup and that in the knockout match Argentine team started without Di Maria who is the most experienced player in their squad, and Scaloni’s experiment worked Lionel Messi scored a goal at 35′. Argentine players were confident and accurate in their gameplay. They took 2 shots from which 1 was on target and the same shot was turned into a goal.
On the other hand, Australian players were struggling for ball possession, but Argentine players were winning the ball in less than an average of 12 seconds before half-time.
Argentina vs Australia Match Stats After Half Time
After half-time Australian players started to press with the highest energy which gave them a benefit they score a goal at 77′ after the 57′ minute goal of Julian Alvarez. Australian players created 4 new opportunities after half-time but they were unable to score another goal against Argentina.
Man of the Match in Argentina vs Australia Match
Lionel Messi is the man of the match in Argentina vs Australia Match for scoring a stylish goal and brilliant performance in the complete game.
Lionel Messi played a wonderful game in this match and showed the world, why he is said to be one of the greatest players of all time. He showed the world how harmful he can be to opponents when he gets the ball for a second in the 16-yard box.
Turning Point in Argentina vs Australia Match
Argentina forced Australia to play in defense but still, Australian players were creating opportunities and were going for counter-attacks. Argentine players were snatching the ball from Socceerus but after the 35′ goal of Lionel Messi Argentine players slow down the game. The goal of Julian Alvarez changed everything and the Aussies lost hope in the match but they were still giving an effort for the game till the last moment of the match. Unfortunately, Australian fans need to wait for the next world cup in 2026.
Why did Argentina win against Australia?
Argentine players are set on the Qatar ground after playing 3 matches in the desert. They were cool and Calm in this match. They took possession of the ball and found some opportunities to score against Australia and they succeeded. Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez printed their names on the score sheet which made Argentina the winner of this match.
Why did Australia lose against Argentina?
Australian players were active and we experienced physical play from them more than tactical. They have the ability to defend and score but the most important thing that they missed is the experience of playing on big stages like the World Cup against big and experienced teams.
When Argentine players used to high press the Aussies were confused and that gave the second goal for Argentina from Julian Alvarez this shows the inexperience of the players and the team.
Argentina won the match against Australia and qualified for the quarter-finals and will play their quarter-final knockout match against the Netherlands, while Australia is out of the tournament.
After watching the last 2 matches of Argentina in this World Cup we can see the original game of the team is back and now the Argentine team seems to be one of the main contenders for the world cup 2022.
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