Argentina beat Poland 2-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar.
Lionel Messi’s first half penalty was saved by Poland goalkeeper to ensure the first half ended on a barren draw.
But two second half goals from MacAllister and Julian Alvarez sail Argentina through to the next round ontop of the group.
Poland, despite their 2-0 loss to Argentina, also qualified on goal difference as Mexico’s 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia was not enough to see them finish runners up.
Saudi Arabia got a consolation goal but that will not be enough.
72′ Poland 0-2 Argentina
Julian Alvarez scores Argentina second goal in the 67th minute.
Argentina double their lead
66′ Poland 0-1 Argentina
64′ Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico
As it stands, Argentina top the group, while Poland are still second. For Mexico to qualify, they need to score three unreplied goals, while hoping Poland doesn’t score.
Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico
Luis Chavez with the goal for Mexico.
The goals are coming for Mexico as they extend their lead in a space of five minutes.
Saudi Arabia 0-1 Mexico
Henry Martin is the scorer for Mexico.
Mexico did it too. Takes the lead just three minutes after the break.
Poland 0-1 Argentina
MacAllister put Argentina in front just two minutes after the break.
We are back for the second half and Argentina takes the lead immediately
The Saudi Arabia vs Mexico game also ended goalless at the end of first half.
Interesting times ahead in the second half.
It’s goalless at half time between Poland and Argentina.
The Messi penalty miss is the high point of the first half as Argentina failed to take the lead.
The moment Messi failed to convert from the spot.
Argentina miss a penalty that could have calmed their nerves.
If Argentina play a draw against Poland in this game, then Saudi Arabia MUST beat Mexico to qualify.
Poland can still still qualify with a draw against Argentina.
Still goalless after 30 minutes in both games. As it stands, Argentina and Saudi Arabia are tied on same four points but the South Americans are ahead on goal difference.
’20 Both matches are still goalless after 20 minutes of action.
Not an easy one for either side.
It’s time to get down to some real serious business.
Lewandowski carrying the hopes of Poland on his shoulders.
Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi in Argentina lineup. No doubt, they know the importance of this game.
Mexico set to give it all, regardless.
Saudi Arabia lineup must win this one to advance.