Alexis Mac Allister and Julián Álvarez scored for Argentina in their 2-0 win vs. Poland.
It was Argentina’s best game at the World Cup and they were rewarded with a place in the Round of 16 at the World Cup. Argentina controlled the entire first half and were awarded a controversial penalty kick.
Poland’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny had his hand in Messi’s face after Messi had already headed the ball out of play. The referee went to VAR and a penalty was given.
A penalty for Argentina and Messi had his effort saved. The first half ended 0-0 with Argentina creating a few chances.
Mac Allister gave Argentina the 1-0 lead very early in the second half. A low pass into the penalty area by Nahuel Molina and it fell to Mac Allister and his effort would make it 1-0 for Argentina.
Enzo Fernández started the match and had an assist on the second goal. A pass in to Julián Álvarez as Álvarez would shoot from outside of the penalty area and score to make it 2-0 and extend Argentina’s lead.
Argentina play Australia in the Round of 16 on Saturday.