After defeating Australia in the round of 16 knockout stage, Argentina moved on to the quarter finals. The final score was 2-1 in Argentina’s favor. As a result of their defeat, Australia has been eliminated from the competition. On December 4 at one in the morning, the competition took place in the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. The game had a great deal of significance for both of the teams. In order to advance to the quarterfinals, one needs to win the match they are currently playing in. Whoever comes out on the losing end of this contest will be eliminated from the World Cup. The stadium was packed with fans from both teams, but it was a bitter disappointment for Australia and their supporters as their team was defeated despite playing really well throughout the game. The roar of Argentina’s supporters could be heard throughout the entire stadium, and it’s clear that they’re pleased with their team’s performance after they defeated Australia and advanced to the quarterfinals.
During the course of this match, Argentina maintained possession of the ball for 61% of the time, while Australia did so for 39% of the time. There were 695 successful pass attempts made by Argentina, but they only had one corner kick. Argentina’s pass accuracy was 86%. On the other hand, Australia completed 435 passes, an accuracy rate of 82 percent on their passes, and two corner kicks awarded to them. During the course of this match, there were a total of 23 fouls committed, with Argentina being responsible for 8 and Australia for 15 of those fouls. In this match, Australia received three yellow cards. Australia and Argentina engaged in head-to-head competition throughout the match. It was a really exciting game to watch, but unfortunately for Australia, despite playing well, they were unable to pull off the victory despite their efforts.
During the course of this match, a total of three goals were scored, all of which were scored by Argentina. One and only one goal was scored in the first half of the match, and Messi was the one who scored it. Argentina immediately went on the offensive upon the start of the match and did not provide Australia with a single opportunity to score. Lionel Messi put Argentina on the board with the game’s first goal 35 minutes into the match. The goal scored by Messi was nothing short of extraordinary. When Argentina’s fans saw their favorite player score the goal, they felt a surge of excitement. The score remained 1-0 with Argentina in the lead after the first half.
In the second half 2 more goals were scored. During the second half, Argentina struggled to find their footing because Australia played so well. Julian Alvarez was able to score a goal for his team at the 57-minute mark of the match as a direct result of a mistake committed by M. Ryan, the Australian goalkeeper. At that time the score was 2-0.
The Australian team did everything in their power to bring the score even, but they were ultimately unsuccessful. At the 70-minute mark of the match, the Australian player Craig Goodwin made a remarkable play by kicking the ball at full speed toward the goal post that was being defended by Argentina. Enzo Fernandez made a touch on the ball and caused it to deflect, which led to Emiliano Martinez, Argentina’s goalkeeper, being fooled and the ball ending up in the back of the net. It was counted as own goal, and it gave Australia a goal at this point in the match. Despite their best efforts, Australia did not have any more goals to shoot for after this. Argentina emerged victorious from the contest with a 2-1 advantage in the game’s final score.
The match between Argentina and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place at the Lusail Stadium on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 am local time.
Argentina vs Australia
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Lionel Messi – (Argentina) – 35’
Julian Alvarez – (Argentina) – 57’
Enzo Fernandez– (Australia) – 77’ (OG)