It was a World Cup classic as Argentina were eliminated 4-3 against France in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
The speed which France possess in attack and when transitioning was no secret. When Kylian MBAPPE ran past the Argentine midfield and was fouled down in the area by Marcos ROJO, you felt like it was going to be a long match. Lionel MESSI’s men fell behind through a GRIEZMANN penalty following the foul but were lucky enough to find themselves level at 1-1 after Angel DI MARIA scored an absolute beauty of a goal.
The second half started with Federico FAZIO getting his first minutes at the World Cup as he came on for Marcos ROJO who was on a yellow due to the earlier penalty incident. Angel DI MARIA was brought down nearly the penalty area as Argentina were awarded a free kick.
Up stepped Ever BANEGA, the ball found MESSI and his shot came off Gabriel MERCADO and deflected into the back of the net. Argentina had taken a shocking 2-1 lead!
That celebration was short lived as nine minutes later Benjamin PAVARD scored a screamer of a shot to make it 2-2 and bring France back into it.
Kylian MBAPPE scored twice, four minutes apart and it was suddenly 4-2 for France. In came Sergio AGUERO and Lionel MESSI sent in a cross and AGUERO headed it in to make it 4-3 in injury time. Maxi MEZA sent a ball into the area which was touched by DI MARIA but went out of play as Argentina were eliminated.