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He is accustomed to taking a lot of punishment. 3, 2022, 2:41 p. ET Tariq PanjaReporting from QatarThere is delirium in the stands after the Messi goal. One side of the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium now resembles a bouncy castle — fans are bobbing up and down — making this corner of Qatar resemble Buenos Aires tonight. And why shouldn’t it? The moment the fans needed their hero to deliver, he absolutely did.
Argentina vs Australia, FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: ARG beat AUS 2-1, Messi and Alvarez scoreArgentina vs Australia Highlights: ARG beat AUS 2-1. (AP photo)FIFA World Cup 2022 Argentina vs Australia Highlights: In his 1000th career appearance, Lionel Messi had his best match of the World Cup so far as Argentina took down Australia 2-1 to book their place in the quarterfinal against the Netherlands next week. Despite having a two-goal lead, however, the final moments of the game were far nervier than Argentina would have anticipated. Messi’s moment of brilliance came in the 35th minute, after the first third of the game was managed well by Australia. Lineups: Argentina: E Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Gomez, Messi, Alvarez; Australia: Ryan, Degenek, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Leckie, Mooy, Irvine, Baccus, McGree, Duke; Live BlogFIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Follow Argentina vs Australia live action from Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan.
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Australia will need to attack more, though, if it has any hope of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in its history. 3, 2022, 2:49 p. ET Kevin DraperHALFTIME: Argentina 1, Australia 0. Szymon Marciniak blows the whistle to end what was an uneventful half. The two teams combined for just three shots total, and just one of them was on target: Lionel Messi’s goal. 3, 2022, 2:45 p. ET Kevin Draper42′ Messi is down and rolling around on the pitch, after crashing into Australia’s mountain of a defender, Harry Souttar. No foul play on Souttar, and Messi is back up.
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What a thrilling finish. 3, 2022, 3:55 p. ET Kevin Draper90+5′ This is impossible to keep up with. Lautaro Martínez has another chance on the left side, but Maty Ryan parries it away with his legs. The rebound falls awkwardly to Messi, but he cannot put a shot on target. Juan Mabromata/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDec. ET Kevin Draper90+3′ In an almost carbon copy of the previous attempt, Messi once again finds Lautaro Martínez on the left side of the goal. This time his shot is on target, but Maty Ryan stops it.
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Messi had not scored a goal in a World Cup knockout game before tonight. Australia now has a mountain to climb. It needs to find a goal from somewhere, a change in emphasis that could create further openings for Argentina. 3, 2022, 2:38 p. ET Kevin DraperLionel Messi had done little of consequence during the first third of the game. But just like that, on the reset after a free kick, Messi gets a layoff from a teammate on the right side and curls the ball through a defender’s leg into the far corner of the net.
Yet even with so much mileage on his legs, his skill shined through against Australia. In the first half, Messi and Argentina quietly probed the Australian defense, controlling possession of the ball and looking for any crease. With the guile and shiftiness of Messi, who roams freely around the field, that opening can come at any moment — and through any defender. ImageArgentina’s Julián Álvarez after scoring his team’s second goal against Australia. Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesToward the end of the first half, Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister flicked a pass to Nicolás Otamendi in the penalty area. In a slick give-and-go, Otamendi astutely stopped and left the ball to Messi, who took one dribble and fired a shot through the legs of an Australian defender and into the lower left corner of the net. And just like that, the massive pressure facing Argentina and Messi in Qatar, a tournament that began with a stunning loss to Saudi Arabia, felt as if it had lifted.
Australia showed once more that nothing can be taken for granted at this drama-soaked World Cup. Alex Grimm/Getty ImagesDec. 3, 2022, 3:57 p. ET Kevin DraperFINAL: Argentina 2, Australia 1. Messi is through to the quarterfinals. Dec. ET Tariq PanjaReporting from Qatar90+7′ And that was the chance! Emi Martínez has pulled off a huge save to deny Garang Kuol, just seconds before the referee blows the final whistle. Argentina is through, but was made to work for it in the end.
3, 2022: An earlier version of this post misspelled the given name of an Australian soccer player. He is Garang Kuol, not Gerang. How we handle correctionsDec. 3, 2022, 4:06 p. ET Kevin DraperLionel Messi and Argentina advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after seeing off a scrappy but ultimately overwhelmed Australia, 2-1. They will face the Netherlands, and perhaps finally answer the question of whether they are the dominant favorites everybody expected, or if their group stage loss to Saudi Arabia or at times tight match against Australia was a sign that they are a step behind.
After a dreary first 30 minutes of the match, Messi opened the scoring with a trademark curling left-footed shot into the far corner of the goal, after receiving a layoff from a teammate at the penalty spot. When Argentina was gifted another goal in the second half by Australian keeper Maty Ryan, who opted to try to play through two Argentinians instead of booting the ball clear, the match seemed over. Despite needing two goals in a half-hour, Australia still did not look capable of scoring.
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3, 2022, 3:46 p. ET Tariq PanjaReporting from QatarThere is little sophistication in what Australia is doing, but it has Argentina rattled. Long balls are being punted up the field for a line of attackers to chase or go running after if played behind the back line. It is making for an absorbing final 10 minutes. Australia can’t get another one, can they? Dec. 3, 2022, 3:45 p. ET Tariq PanjaReporting from QatarCrikey, as my Australian pals might say. Australia so close to drawing level. Aziz Behich, doing his best Messi impression, slaloming past a clutch of bodies and only denied by a last-gasp block.
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