Argentina in the quarter-finals! Australia was destroyed...
In the round of 16 of the World Cup, Argentina defeated Australia 2-1. The Tanguys, who advanced to the quarterfinals, became opponents of the Netherlands.
Argentina faced with Lionel Messi, one of the favorite teams of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Australia, one of the surprise teams in the tournament, in the round of 16.
Tango won the match 2-1 and became the Netherlands' opponent in the quarter-finals. Argentina, one of the favourites to win the tournament, took the lead in the first half thanks to a goal from star Messi at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.
Messi brought down the curtain
In the 35th minute, Nicolás Otamendi left Alexis McAllister's pass in the box, and Lionel Messi sent the ball into the net with a left-footed shot from the penalty spot.
Argentina took a 1-0 lead in the dressing room with that goal.
In the 57th minute, Argentina increased the lead to two goals with a goal by Julian Álvarez. After a leather pass from Harry Sutar, goalkeeper Matt Ryan made a big mistake when he tried to steal Rodrigo de Paul and snatch the ball from his feet. Finding the ball in front of him on the right cross, Julián Álvarez had no problem sending the ball into the empty goal, increasing the gap to 2.
Australia's surprise goal
Australia's surprise goal came in the 77th minute. Aziz Beheesh sent a ball inside the box from the left wing, which was kept out by Nicolás Otamendi, who fired a powerful shot from Enzo Fernandez after a powerful shot from Craig Goodwin from a cross from the left outside the box and the ball changed direction and entered the net.
Australia, who entered the last 20 minutes with hope, did not get a chance to score the equaliser they wanted and left the pitch empty-handed.
Argentina won 2-1 to secure their ticket to the quarter-finals and become the opponents of the Netherlands. The giant match will take place on Saturday, December 9.