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.
It ended Argentina 2-1 Australia
It is an own goal by Fernandez
Craig Godwin with the goal
Goodwin pulled one back for Australia in the 77th minute.
70′ Argentina 2-0 Australia
58′ | A double substitution.
Julian Alvarez makes it TWO to extend Argentina lead.
Messi’s 35th minute goal is the difference so far.
We are back again for the second 45 minutes.
Lionel Messi today reached the 1,000th caps in his professional career
Argentina takes a 1-0 lead into the break.
41′ Argentina 1-0 Australia
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 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.
We are underway.
Argentina deadly as ever.
Australia lineup set for battle against Argentina tonight.
The stadium is all set for this epic encounter.