Al Daayen [Qatar]: Julian Alvarez’s brace and also Lionel Messi’s goal help Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 below at Lusail Arena to enter the last of the FIFA Globe Cup 2022.
Midfielder Leandro Paredes as well as protector Nicolas Tagliafico were brought into Argentina’s starting line-up.
Croatia started off boldy getting an edge in the 16th min where Dejan Lovren’s header from a hard angle on the left was expensive with the help of Josip Juranovic’s cross.
Lionel Scaloni’s guys made their first aggressive move in the 25th minute when Enzo Fernandez’s ideal footed shot from outside the box was saved in the bottom ideal edge originating from the assist of Alexis Mac Allister.
6 mins later on Croatia’s Ivan Perisic’s right-footed shot from the left side of package went high as Mateo Kovacic’s assist entered vain.
In the 32nd min, Dominik Livakovic of Croatia conceded a penalty corner. Livakovic as well as Kovacic both obtained yellow cards and in the 34th minute Messi transformed it to give Argentina a 1-0 lead
This look was Lionel Messi’s 25th equalling Lothar Matthaus’ document in FIFA Globe Mug.
In the 39th minute, the Argentines doubled their lead as Julian Alvarez scored a goal to provide his side a 2-0 lead.
Argentine scored virtually for the 3rd time when Messi’s cross helped Alexis Mac Allister take a header from the left side of the six-yard box to save in the centre of the goal.
Argentina entered into half-time with a 2-0 lead.
In the 2nd half also Lionel Messi-led side’s domination proceeded as in the 49th minute Rodrigo De Paul’s help aided Leandro Paredes’ right-footed shot from outside the box was saved in the centre of the objective.
In the 69th minute, Messi’s great aid helped Alvarez score his 2nd objective of the match and also give the two-time champs a powerful 3-0 lead.
Argentina entered into permanent with a 3-0 lead and also for this reason went into the final of FIFA World Cup 2022. With this win, the two-time champions will certainly be encountering either France or Morocco who will clash in the 2nd semi-final while the loss for Croatia have finished their project and they will currently be encountering the loser of the second semi-final in the third-place suit.
Argentina had only 39 per cent of property while 2018 champions Croatia had 61 percent. However the two-time champs had 7 shots on target in comparison to Croatia that had just 2.