Argentina 2-1 Australia: Messi and Alvarez fire Albicelestes into quarterfinal as Socceroos crash out

Argentina has qualified for the quarterfinal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 2-1 victory over Australia on Saturday.

The Round of 16 match played inside the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium saw Lionel Messi’s left foot strike from inside the box give Argentina in the 35th minute.

After the half-time break, Julian Alvarez extended Argentina lead when he scored in the 57th minute. Australia got an own goal but that was not enough to motivate them for a comeback.

🔴LIVE

FULL TIME

It ended Argentina 2-1 Australia

It is an own goal by Fernandez

Craig Godwin with the goal

GOALLLLLLLLLLL

Goodwin pulled one back for Australia in the 77th minute.

70′ Argentina 2-0 Australia

58′ | A double substitution.

⬆️

Goodwin, Hrustic

⬇️

McGree, Baccus

GOALLLLLLLLLL

Julian Alvarez makes it TWO to extend Argentina lead.

Messi’s 35th minute goal is the difference so far.

SECOND HALF

We are back again for the second 45 minutes.

Lionel Messi today reached the 1,000th caps in his professional career

HALF TIME

Argentina takes a 1-0 lead into the break.

41′ Argentina 1-0 Australia


GOALLLLLLLLL

Messi strikes to break the deadlock after 34 minutes.

So much to play for.

20′ Argentina 0-0 Australia

The atmosphere is all light up

The fans

The Australian side

There was actually a hand ball there, but the ref looked away.

3′ Argentina calling for an early penalty as they claim a hand ball inside the box.

KICK-OFF

We are underway.

Argentina deadly as ever.

Australia lineup set for battle against Argentina tonight.

The stadium is all set for this epic encounter.

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