Wed 30 November 2022 | 21:13

Youngsters to Albiceleste’s rescue as they move past Poland

Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez score for Argentina as they qualify to the knockout stages of the World Cup in a nervy match

Argentina were able to secure a 2-0 victory over Poland in a game that saw Leo Messi miss a penalty despite his overall good performance.


came into the match needing a win, with them having only 3 points from their last two matches while Poland had 4. And they were firing from the get-go as Argentina’s onslaught of attacks were non-stop in the first half.

Scaloni’s men dominated the first half and finally got a chance to score when a Szczesny challenge on Lionel Messi was ruled penalty by VAR but the PSG superstar failed to score as Szczesny managed to save his second penalty in the tournament after doing the same against Saudi Arabia in Poland’s previous match.

The two teams went into the half time on level terms but Argentina’s rhythm only intensified in the second half where they managed to score on the 46th minute with Brighton’s Mac Allister putting a cozy finish on a Molina cross from the right flank.

Despite Poland being on the verge of elimination with Mexico getting ahead against Saudi Arabia, Lewandowski and co. failed to mount any sort of response to Argentina’s goal. But it was Argentina who scored their insurance goal as youngsters Fernandez and Alvarez combined to make it 2-0 for Argentina.

The sheer number of shots (23) that Argentina had, 12 of which were on target, as opposed to Poland who failed to register any shot on target, is showing of Argentina’s desire and need to go through.

Despite their loss,


qualifies alongside Argentina on goal difference with both teams having 4 points. Poland will go up against 2018 champions France as Argentina will face Australia on December 3.



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