Messi’s crazy performance + 2 goals by Alvarez’…Argentina, Croatia 3-0 defeat → final in 8 years

Lionel Messi is one step closer to his coronation.

Argentina won a 3-0 victory over Croatia in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 14th. With this, Argentina reached the final eight years after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. If France and Morocco win the match against the victorious team, it will be the first championship in 36 years since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

[Starting Lineup] Messi vs Modric Big Bang!

Argentina (4-4-2): Emiliano Martinez (GK) – Tagliafico, Otamendi, Romero, Molina – McAllister, Fernandes, Paredes, De Paul – Messi, Alvarez Croatia (4-3-3)

: Ribakovic (GK)-Sosa, Gbardiol, Lovren, Yuranovic-Kovačić, Brozovic, Modric-Perisic, Kramaric, Pasalic [First half] Messi-Alvarez goal

… Argentina succeeds in overtaking the initiative

Argentina dominated the game. Argentina put a lot of numbers into the Croatian camp when attacking and pushed with a numerical advantage. Messi became the center of the attack. Croatia applied strong pressure to stop the build-up. Afterwards, he tried to counterattack, but was blocked every time by the Argentine defense. In the 17th minute of the first half, Lovren’s header, which came out of a corner kick, missed.

Fernandez’s menacing shot came out. In the 25th minute of the first half, Fernandez sent a sharp shot, but Libakovic blocked it. Argentina 메이저사이트 scored a penalty kick (PK) in the 32nd minute of the first half. Alvarez, who succeeded in infiltrating, was stopped by Libakovic, but a penalty was declared as he committed a foul. Messi, who started as a kicker, succeeded, and Argentina took the lead.

Alvarez scores another goal. In the 38th minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Alvarez broke through alone from the center, broke through the Croatian defense, and shook the net. In the 41st minute of the first half, Tagliafico connected Messi’s corner kick with a header, but Libakovic cleared it. At the end of the first half, Modric’s powerful mid-range shot came out, but Otamendi threw himself to block it. The first half ended with Argentina leading 2-0.

[Second half] Argentine, who was not alert, won 3-0

At the beginning of the second half, Croatia strengthened its attack by introducing Orsic and Vlasic. In the 4th minute of the second half, Brozovic was called in and Petkovic was added to increase the number of attacks. Croatia focused on attacking, but Argentina’s counterattack was sharper. In the 11th minute of the second half, Alvarez pushed, but barely stopped it, and in the 13th minute of the second half, Messi’s shot was blocked by Rivakovic.

Argentina sent Lisandro Martinez in place of Paredes in the 16th minute of the second half. In the 24th minute of the second half, Messi’s pass was scored by Alvarez, and Argentina widened the gap. Croatia added Libya in the 26th minute of the second half to change the front line. Argentina removed Alvarez and De Paul in the 28th minute and replaced Dybala and Palacios. Orsic tried a shot in the 32nd minute of the second half, but it flew over the goal.

With the departure of Modric and the arrival of Mayer, changes have taken place in the Croatian midfield. In the 37th minute of the second half, Mac Allister had a decisive chance, but the shot went wide of the goal. Argentina started to solidify by adding Correa and Foyce. Croatia tried to attack until the last minute, but failed to score. The match ended with Argentina winning 3-0.

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