Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has his starting eleven vs. Poland at the World Cup with a few changes to the team.
Lionel Scaloni has made a few changes to the team which started vs. Mexico. Nahuel Molina and Cristian Romero start in place of Gonzalo Montiel and Lisandro Martínez.
Enzo Fernández also starts in place of Leandro paredes and up front, Julián Álvarez is in place of Lautaro Martinez. Here is the elven:
Dibu Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister; Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez and Di María
Dale Tango. The team finally showing what they’re capable of. The loss against KSA was a timely wake up call. Mc Allister gave another slap in the face to the haters and trolls, he’s good in tight spaces and around the box, keeps it simple and ticking and has been consistently doing it for Brighton, Scaloni knows what he is doing. Enzo was mercurial in the Regista role, De Paul and the rest all getting their confidence back. Only worry is Toro, we still need him firing, and Dybala, boy he needs game time, hopefully against Australia. Wish we had scored one more for Mexico’s sake.
The next rounds always bring out my big fear. Penalties.
Who laughs last, laughs best. Where are the idiots trolling the team in the past few days?
Scaloni had the perfect Substitutions, introducing pezella instead of inform lisandro as the 3rd CB to avoid last minute set piece chances and paredes to gain midfield control 👌👌
That Mexico freekick was lit. I wish it was Mexico facing France to silence Mouthy Mbappe.
You never know, Poland parks the bus, get a lucky break or gets to penalties, but I agree ,I think Mexico plays big against big teams from time to time.
I was one of the MacAllister haters……….and he proved me wrong…….champion performance
I wasn’t a hater but a critic since he wasn’t the same McAlister I see at Brighton.
Clinical performance. Played like champions.
How about Australia? I remember we typically played very well against them in history.
Happy to see the team play their game without too many nerves! Enjoyed the win and I know you’ll did as well! Onwards it is!!!
the first game loss has woken up the sleeping giant…1978 WC Mexico out of group stages… Argentina lost one of its group matches but Argentina went on to win the World cup…too many similarities… it’s like history repeating itself…I hope this history comes true again…VAMOS ALBICELESTEEEEE
Also, poland advanced to the second round in 1978 and was in the group with Mexico
1978: Mario Kempes missed a penalty in the 3rd game
1986: Diego Maradona missed a penalty in the 3rd game
2022: Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 3rd game
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History is for sh1t and the present is always there to rewrite that! Don’t get excited…Let’s enjoy the journey!
I like this(positivity) bro
1978 WC Mexico out of group stages… Argentina lost one of its group matches but Argentina went on to win the World cup…too many similarities… it’s like history repeating itself…I hope this history comes true again…VAMOS ALBICELESTEEEEE
Also, poland advanced to the second round in 1978 and was in the group with Mexico
If any penalty we’d like to miss, it’s a penalty in a win. Also today, the team won with Messi missed penalty and had no goal or assist, it’s good to see some independence from Messi.
THAT’S why this team is DIFFERENT
true but Messi dribbling too much in box
sometimes you just have to shoot, his finishing is his next best attribute(excluding penalty 😭)
yes he was n one point he came to mid dribble n missed. anyways he is goat n he is magic n we l9ve him
Yea he will find his form eventually
WHERES SAUDI 💀💀💀
FUCK YOU SAUDI COCKSUCKERS HERE GO HOME
You reap what you sow and the same goes for Sorryass MEXICO
Don’t be asshole. It’s just a game you fucking idiot.
so you are a Saudi fan huh? GET THE FUCK OUT FUCKER
you guys were mocking us when u won but today you lost in that same stadium
You need to control your language! SA caused a giant upset and it’s okay to get excited but maybe a few fans went over the line! I don’t like the regime there but don’t make the people and players responsible for the horror show in that country. We moved past it…Let’s enjoy the win and there’s no reason to hurt another.
Don’t lecture me on language you fucking asshole. Saudis were being overly disrespectful and now we showed them.
I will say whatever the hell I want against that country, they are racist and homophobic country. I can never respect that.
hahaha made my day
Argentina big chances created 6, big chances missed 6. Australia would run into the knife. Horrible finishing.
THAT WAS NOT A PENALTY,….. MESSI LOOK TIRED, TEAM SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE CLINICAL, NEXT TEST WILL BE IN QUARTER FINAL, AUSTRALIA SHOULD BE EASY
Nobody is easy
Under-estimating opponents and not having a clue as to how to handle instances like what happened against SA must be a huge lesson.
And yes, the penalty was harsh and Messi didn’t deserve that goal. Glad he fluffed it…I don’t care if he gets his goals or not as long as the team keeps winning.
Is like you are troll?
Now everybody will stop hating MacAllister… VAMOS ALBICELESTEEEEE
I was going to type this but then I see your comment. I really hope so. To be a South American and starting in the EPL means you got game!
Messi playmaking is out of this fucking universe. Cheat code. His penalty was rather a big save than a horrible penalty, but who will score the penalties after this? Macallister? Di Maria is horrible taker too.
MacAllister seems to be the right fit. Glad he show-cased himself well and we’ll must be happy for him that he got a goal for us.
One of the best performances I have seen since Finalissima. Amazing performance. Argentina played “can’t touch this” (MC Hammer) futbol. Everyone played great. MacAllister has the best game of his life which came at the right time and at the right moment. He was definitely one of the MOM, if not the MOM.
As for him. I disagree completely if any of his matches in the past he played good. Including against Mexico, he looked fine but not connected to the team. However, I am never a biased fan. If someone plays good, I would tell you that he plays good. Today he is the MOM and a difference maker. That’s good. If he keeps playing like this, then he deserves to start.
But again, it doesn’t mean that I was blind before. This is the only good game he plays for Argentina. The good news about him is his graphic performance is improving. Against Ecuador and venezuela he was very poor. Against Jamaica he was the worst. Against Estonia he was okayish. Against UEA he was okayish. Against Mexico he was so so. Now he is good, so it is good that he is improving.
As for others. They all played amazing. Julian Alvarez maybe another MOM. Enzo Fernandez is a star. His consistency is amazing. He showed his offensive ability too today as a left midfielder. Cuti is the Cuti we know. Molina is underrated, he needs to be given more chance to cross the ball. Messi was very unlucky not to score. Acuna played like the prime Sorin. De Paul was so so, but he was improving. Almada looked great too.
Let’s hope we will keep playing better and better.
Agreed. Great cohesion! Great passing movement and patience. Macalister! Who would have thought ?!?
This is what happens when you play English Premier League players who plays regular for their club
DIdnt it look like they have gone back to their pressing game today?
Yes Argentina played well but you can tell me with a straight face you believe Poland actually made an effort.
Tbh I felt the same but we can’t discount the fact that perhaps the midfield really showed-up and within the first few minutes, Poland realized that these guys on another level and started to sit back? I don’t know but let’s see how France plays them. My guess is they will be a cannon fodder for them and it’s going to be a 6/7-0 of sorts….Easy for France!
Good sometimes some easy matches build chemistry and confidence
Enzo played as a 5, regista and boy was he good.
Just amazed by the performance of macallister. How can he make those runs without even get noticed by their defenders and get into the right space? A player with great positional sense and coolness. Woww I also criticized him for his lack of forward balls. But he is becoming another 💎 for Argentina. May be against these physical European teams macallister seems better than lo celso. He has that grit. And Enzo lethal player. Great physicality and stamina and attacking instinct. Atlast our worst criticized players like macallister de Paul Molina got to the right rhythm at the right time.
I said this before, our weakness is playing at 0 – 0 and when we’re down.
Looks to me like we start playing our best game after a first goal.
Scaloni needs to turn this around…against Aus we need to be ruthless from the get go and relentless…it is ok to rest players but all subs must come in with a fire already in their belly
I always said trust the coach. He is not idiot. He made mistake in 1st game and he learn….
Total domination. Enzo what a player. MacAllister coming through. I can’t believe I said that. Saving DiMaria at 60 minutes. Only negative I see are, one what happened to Lautaro’s form? Two, no Dybala sighting. All in, the team is rounding up into form. Fantastic job on Lewandowski.
Finally a good and dominant performance. Great assist from Enzo. River chemistry?
Julian did better than Lautaro. Good decision to start him.
DePaul was much much better than in previous matches.
We could or should have scored 4 or 5.
Only disappointment was that Dybala did not come on for Di Maria or for Messi who looked tired at the end.
@Wisdom, remember the day we lost to KSA and I said we WILL reach the next round, but you never believed that and with anger you said me “STOP the nonsense” lol
I think you are very happy now with our performance. Vamoooooooos Argentina!!!
Argentina has showed his true strength today. Best game in this tournament by our team. Fuck off Scalonay haters. Don’t care who is playing if Argentina win. Scalony read the game perfectly. Most of the troll guy always says Mac Alister should not be in the team. Yet he is make the difference. Some people here annoying us too much. Admin please take care.
The Polish had some fine women in the stands 😉
Ahhhhh SORRY Mexico, WE TRIED you reap what you sow BITCHES hehehehehe
Like I said, ARGENTINA IS THE BETTER and an easy win AS IT SHOULD what was that Polish Striker called, I didn’t see him Ballon d’OR my ASS..
GREAT PLAY BOYS, On to the next
Dances……….moon walks heheheheh LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
It was Mexico’s turn to crash out of the group stage. It happened to Argentina, France (2002), Spain (98, 2014), Italy (2010, 2014), England, Portugal (2014), Germany (2018). Every world cup one or 2 big names don’t make it out of the group.
tonight, we celebrate
Who is the MOTM?
By the way Adios Saudi. The fun didnt last longer didnt it 😂😂😂😂
QUIERO GANAR LA TERCERAAAAA, QUIERO SER CAMPEON MUNDIAL!!!!!!
Who is the MOTM?
It should be Enzo Fernandez. He was outstanding, MacAllister will also be a good choice.
So finally the objective of group matches achieved with a great lesson of first match
Now it looks more meaningful for this tournament..
Let’s go.. Vamosss 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷
Alvarez is a better finisher than lautaro
Molina is so underrated guys. That cross to Mac Allister is sublime. There should one appreciation post for Molina.
He did really improve his form this game, which is great news
VAMOS ARGENTINA, SABES QUE YO TE QUIERO, HOY HAY QUE GANARRRRRR Y SER PRIMERO
The table now looks righteous. However I think we did France a favor…
I mean if this was Poland’s must-win game, might as well give France the QF ticket right now…
I do hope a diff Poland shows up in R16 and knocks out France.
This Poland dont deserve to go for KO. They dont have no game plan to counter. Mexico was a better overall than this Poland. So sad they missed out.
Argentina should have scored more and helped Mexico reach the next round. Now France will have an easy game vs Poland.
Feel bad for Mexico Poland suck easy win for France
Huge sigh of relief……..and it looks like we are back to out best……the way we used to play in the unbeaten 36 games streak…
Clinical, 10 out of 10 performance with pure possession football, couldn’t expect for a better performance. The real Argentina is back. Now lets see whose gonna stop us.
Only glitches Messi penalty miss, Still no sign of Dybala, Lautaro looks far off touch.
Hopefully Di Maria, Lautro and Mess(after penalty miss) redeem themselves. Main worry is Lautro.
This was more like the Scaloneta we know. Almada haters are having a meltdown.
Shouldnt he start or play considerable minutes? He looked so incredibly good
This is a shameful performance from Poland. They didn’t even make any effort. Has Emiliano Martinez even made a save today?
They didnt though. They executed perfect plan to hold off Argentina and did very well in the first half…….
No they made no effort to attack.
No we did not let them attack we are just too good for Poland today.
Well done boys.
Yes it’s Poland and Argentina making it
Tagliiii I could score that !!! Damn… we could take Mexico to next round!!! It would be good for the football
Is it just me or does Molina look like he’s scared to make mistakes every time he gets the ball up field on the wings? He always looks scared. I’m surprised he was scoring a lot for Udinese.
He played ok…cautious though.
He plays ok overall but in general (not just this game) he always looks scared.
That’s how he looks all the time!
Molina was one of the best players today.
What the hell are they doing? This is shameful. After dominating the match, this kind of nothing game is unacceptable. They are just handing Poland the second place.
They were saving their energy for round of 16 match which is just 2 days after
Lautaro Martinez is the flop of the tournament. He is aweful.
He will decide the semi final vs Brazil. Mark my words!
He did score against Saudi although the goal was disallowed.
Another troll, how is Lautaro a flop ? Quick to discard players.
Can some one explain to me please. Now poland and mexico are tied. Both four points. Goal difference zero for both teams.goals scored same. When go for head to head, they drew. So in this case which team will proceed to next round.just curious
Poland for fair play points
@farzan if we score one more Poland is out
I’m convincing my self that scaloni have a personal problem with dybala, because there’s no way in hell
Dybala is our Mario Gotze… will come in crucial moment 😉
I suspect “not real Argentine” nonsense, because of his Polish ancestry.
Even messi has Italian ancestry.
Fraud is on. Please god help us……..
Don’t judge…. lets see what he can do
😂 who is fraud?
Nice passimg game.good possesion.poland cant play at all. Poland sucks. Seems 80 % possesion.hehe
It’s simply a world class game today! This type of game play can make a team champion!!
Calm down. If we are as good as you’re saying we should’ve thrashed a Poland team that wasn’t making any effort, lol.
Horrible to see still no minutes for DYBALA!” Why not giving messi rest and brings dybala for at least 10 mnts
If he comes and scores a classic Dybala goal, it will be difficult to exclude him again. Hence no opportunity.
Dybala in for Messi please. Messi needs rest and Dybala needs confidence.
Bro why dybala is not playing smh , give the guy a chance bro
Exactly and now Almada in?????
Its a joke. A reserve choice getting an opportunity before one of the best attackers in Europe.
Enzo is a star. Messi is dominant.
Lets give dybala a chance now…
Get it trending on Twitter. Send a message to Scaloni.
Wow young guns are firing #future
it’s that dream combo of alverz and enzo something we see at river this future combo is good,
I don’t know when was the last time we had a combo of mid-striker.
So happy for maclister too always supported him here and got blamed, he is a star thats why he wears no. 10 for a premiure legue club even before turning 23 people wont accept him
River plate goal @olive and @cox
Yep, saw so many of these at River and now just months later in the world cup, just crazy and so proud
Scaloni hates of to you for selecting Julian Alvarez….Bravo enzo Fernandez and macclater..
Great goal by Alvarez. I gotta dial down my criticism of him for a while lol.
Beautiful assist from Enzo, beautiful goal from Alvarez.
I can breathe now.
Let’s go baby , Alvarez a true 9 a true finisher he deserves to wear this argentina shirt
Alvarez scores….. A breather…. Sub Messi now….
Yessss!!!! This is Argentina!! Vamos
Messi missing a penalty means he will try to be selfish to score a goal. That’s what we are seeing now. He should pass
This is what I love about the game , Saudi Arabia beat us , they lose against Poland that we are beating and that beat them, they’re losing against Mexico that we defeated
Not a good idea with these defensive substitutions.
Who will play on the wings for us? Di Maria and Acuna were our main creative forces today.
We need a second one to kill this.
ARG need to score & sub Messi….. Bring in Dybala….
Di Maria for Paredes, Is that a good change? Are we going to be more defensive now ?
you have not even made 2-0 up why make these defensive changes?
Stop showboating Di Maria.
That was a nasty free kick for Mexico so it’s us and them
No, Mexico needs to score 1 more…. & if POL scores ARG might be out….
Mexico scored again….
Now let’s send in Guido Lisandro and Pezzela to defend this lead. I want a peace of mind for the next polish set piece.
Messi is really trying so hard to score , I think he should’ve pass the ball to Alvarez
Vamos! Molina + Mac!
Mexico scored too….
Mexico score, it look like it gonna be Mexico and Argentina for this group
Too early…. Still 40 mins left… lot of time….
Whenever I muted the Tv (when I was nervous), we scored! Now I will mute all the way till we lift the trophy!!
Superstitious coward 😂
Mexico also scored…cmon Argentina!!!
Wholy mother of God.Macallister really??Lets not change our attitude. Lets go for the kill now.
It eas only a matter of time, now Poland have to open up and that’s what we are waiting for.
I’m so happy that the two players in doubt both contributed this goal. Molina and MacAllister derssr e to stArt.
Beautifully taken goal. So much spin on the ball.
Below Average player…goal…
He’s the best midfielder today!
Poland will come hard at ARG in the 2nd half…. ARG need to score…. else will be doomed…. Messi looked tired and had a bad game…. Dybala should have started….
Acuna could have passed the ball instead of just shooting from weird angles….
Some1 needs to step up other than Messi, to make ARG safe…..
Vamos Argentina vamos todavia!
If we keep playing like this, we are not afraid of France though. 🥲 The team indeed look very solid and much better now.
Poland might change their strategy and play a bit more attacking.
Now that the match slides into the second half with 0-0, we should be more tight at the back. Don’t rush for all out attack. Goal will come. If we concede now, it’s over.
PS. Julian should have converted at least one of the big two chances he got.
I don’t think we look vulnerable in defense at all. Anytime Poland tried counter attack, we neutralized it very easily. I would say just keep doing what they have been doing. If we have 9 shoots on target again in the second half, at least one of them would be a goal.
Yes, so kept defence sealed so far. My concern is if Arg don’t get goal in the next 20 mins, will they panic and go all out?
You can say
‘Well..that is the beauty of sports’
‘That’s bloody football for you’
Or anything else..but
I cannot take this ‘die another day’ situation I find my beloved team in…game after game…
Every match is gonna be like that.. Knockouts started early for Argentina.. no breathing space..
Scoring First half penalties are bad luck in this tournament. It’s for good only.
that’s a good way to look at it. Vamos!!🇦🇷
I had the same feeling just like that Saudi game, they will say we cheated
Forget about saved penalty, that was not a penalty in first place.
Meanwhile Scaloni should assume Poland will come second half with different approach, defenders ought to be careful
Yes wasn’t a penalty anyway and it has woken Messi up!! Just need to get it past the polish keeper
I’m glad that despite the passion and support of LA Albiceleste that people can still be honest to say that wasn’t a penalty.
Bring dybala who is more clinical. Alvarez should have finished that chance but his work rate is valuable.
Messi chose today to miss a damn penalty
Well I’m not surprised. I get very nervous anytime Messi wants to take a penalty.
Someone else other than Messi has to step up for the team and score the most important goal..
He missed cause it wasn’t a penalty i honestly didn’t want him o score from a cheat penalty
I felt the same way
Dybala suits this type of game where he get so many space
I wish Acuna had some finishing abilities, wonder why Molina is not receiving balls like that inside the box he got super finishing ability
Also, de paul could have taken penalty and I love to see Messi inside the box when corners taken that will put extra pressure and man marking on opposition defenders also panick from them even though messi is not good at heading
Acuña lacks the skill and decision making to apply the offensive opportunities he has been getting. I wish we had wing backs like Zanetti and Sorin who are actually skillful and can score.
When it is 0-0 but there is a lot of chances then it is not worrying. If it is 0-0 but there is no chance then you should worry. But we have a lot of chances here. It is just a matter of time I guess. I mean 9 shots on goal in 45 minutes, that’s good man.
Its not good…. We have to score before starting regarding….
Nothing worth celebrating. You forgot what happened when team faced Saudi Arabia
Couldn’t watch the game in full but very sad to see Messi missed pen. It’s pretty basic but Messi missed it a lot 🙁
Missing so many chances are not good… And then panelty miss….
Their goalkeeper is playing the match of his life.. Tremendous saves.. somehow Arg should go past him..
Mac Allister and Di Maria are the best so far.
But this Match scream for Dybala… He can make the difference. Maybe bring Dybala for Di Maria around the 60 min
and let’s hope for Messi that he scores in this game
Yes, yes, yes Dybala needs to be brought on. At least he’s accurate with shooting from distance among other skills he possesses.
This looks like its gonna be bad, it looks like we are following the same pattern, creating endless chances but not scoring, same like what happened to us in endless times so many examples.
No idea how we gonna score a goal past this Poland GK. It looks cursed. Worried.
And KSA gets 7 F’in minutes to play in 1st half? Wtf?
Thats fine!! That penalty wasn’t supposed to be awarded anyways as the ball had already passed Messi before the contact. I would like to see Lautaro in for Alvarez as he is getting tired and Dybala for MacAllister. Depaul dropping deep to defend.We are playing great and we are going to win this guys!!
Mac allister is not upto the mark. I expected better performance from him. Molina proved why he is better than Montiel.
Honestly, he was one of the three best players on the pitch.
Very good first half. It is just a matter of time before the goal comes if it continues like this.
DePaul again looked very bad. Alvarez helping defense, but should have buried that chance. Messi..what a miss..to put the game one bed…
MacAllister again done really well…he’s playing more centrally…
If Dybala was playing in place of Alvarez, Argentina would be leading 2-0 or more by now.
nah he needs to be replacement for De Paul
Good fighting spirit in this half, it doesn’t help that Poland are playing park the bus because they only really need a draw, but we need to score.
Depaul, Acuna, Alvarez playing not upto the mark…
Messi only has two shots for penalty in his book – either sending goalkeeper to wrong direction, or shooting to goalkeeper’s left
A moment of genius is needed.
OMG..Czesny decides to play THE BEST 45 minutes of his life Today?!!
Still 0-0 on the other match
We add helping him get better, especially Julian Alvarez and Acuna.
We are showing some urgency and fighting spirits after the penalty save. Everyone wants to score on this polish motherfucking goalkeeper.
Terrible miss by Messi. He looked more nervous than Alvarez. He can’t lose this match cause the pundits are waiting. He need to score hattrick now.
Whenever Messi missed an important penalty for Barca or Argentina, nothing good was happened.
It’s time to rewrite history
Penalty miss 😭😭ohh god! Please help us
That was not a penalty anyway.
We’re playing so much better. Vamos!!!
Come on. Alvarez has to score this! What a pass from MacAllister!
This game is screaming for Lautaro or Dybala!!!!!!
Lautaro hasn’t gotten this service.
McAllister and Enzo needs to switch positions. Playing in higher up the field. McAllister is barely touching the ball. Whereas, Acuna is missing chances.
Did McAllister ever take a shot at goal in his last 11-12 appearances?
Almost made an assist had Julian scored
Yes, it was a good run. Julian should have buried it
He needs to get more involved. Rather than waiting for the ball, needs to be more active getting the ball.
You are El Principe..or his…!
Argentina have a a lot space but I don’t see the urgency of these players
ThAts our style. We build up slowly
DePaul still playing like a liability… lack of confidence/ball control etc. in full display..
I like Alvarez guys but Lautaro would have scored that. Alvarez acts to scared.. He needs to take his chances
Otamendi is my hero!
Acuna getting some amazing ball but he is not converting them
Problem is two flanks. Acuna and molina
The team is not playing badly but I expect more.
Alvarez should take the shot when he sees the space and not always look for Messi..
You read my mind. That’s why I’ve been making a case for the inclusion of very skillful players in the team. It doesn’t have to be Messi all the time.
Dimaria should make use of molina but he is not using it properly
Lionel Scaloni mind games.
2 days before the match: “We will likely repeat the same formation. We are happy with what we see, although we are trying some variations”
Today: 4 changes:
Why dybala never get to play, is it politics between players or the coach don’t see him fit in his plan , bc the guy been amazing why not at least sub I’m in in the 70th minutes?
I am not that nervous at all about this game. The first 2 games were typical of Scaloni’s in any tournaments he faced before.
I mean in Copa 2019:
Game 1 Lost against Colombia 0-2
Game 2 Draw against Paraguay 1-1
Game 3 Win against Qatar 2-0
Game 1 Draw against Chile 1-1
Game 2 Win against Uruguay 1-0
Game 3 Win against Paraguay 1-0
Game 4 Win against Bolivia 4-1
Scaloni always started every tournament slow and then they got better and better as the tournament progress. Be sure to know that the graphic of the performance is going up instead of staying the same.
Those 2 tournaments are the best comparison of what happens today, NOT in 2002 with Bielsa NOT in 2018 with Sampaoli.
@Roy is it possible to start a match thread so we can discuss the live game?
Players should have won first match against Saudi Arabia to minimize such kind of tension.
This is not fair. I won’t bear to see the team eliminated leave alone facing France
Sitting in front of the tele with my daughter 9 and son 5 .
BBC 1 pundits are pablo Zabalata, Rio, Alan Shearer and linker
So glad Zabaleta is a pundit now. He has a thick mancunian accent from living their so long.
Yh speaks excellent English
Again guys tensed , can’t watch the match but will see the result , insha allah we come trumps
It happens bro but it’s better to watch otherwise whenever you look livescore to check the results
Your heart will come to mouth
Alvarez will play pressing football. So would Enzo. So they both would need replacement around 60-65 mins. Who are their replacements? If Lautaro is not on reserve who comes in in place of Alvarez? Dybala? A Correa? And who for Enzo? I hope Scaloni has situational plans for the replacements and I hope the bench without Lautaro is still good.
Hopefully DePaul comes back, he has to hold the ball well, turn around as fast as he used to. Maybe his mentality wasn’t good in the last two games. MacAllister, Enzo plays really well.
As I hoped, we would be flooding the final 3rd of Polish half with attackers and Scaloni would go back to defensive formation after a 2-goal lead… just like in the beginning stages of our WC Qalifiers…
Watching the pre-game warm-ups now..
Feeling extremely nervous. Vamos Albiceleste hoy por favor!
We got this!
I’m nervous too, but we will win together.
Im assuming you did an asado, right?
For some reason I’m very pleased with this 11. The only thing I’m sad about is dybala that the coaching staff don’t give no opportunity.
On Licha and Romero: Licha and Romero both are excellent players with different attributes. Licha is one of the best ball playing defenders in the world who can take the ball to the forwards skipping midfield links. However, Licha’s ball playing skill is liquidated by the fact that we are already playing 3 ball playing midfielders. On top of that, although Licha is extremely good in air for his height, he with Acuña are not a good match to defend aerial threat. Also, Licha needs a genuine DM strong in air in front of him which is evidenced by his instant improvement after Casemiro joined Man U. On the other hand, Romero is equally good defender, comfortable than Otamendi playing on the right (Ota plays on the right when partnered with Licha), and better match Molina
Bottom line is, Licha matches betters with either Taglo or Guido, and Romero does so with Enzo/paredes and Molina. Licha is best suited for a 3 men defense.
So 2 European teams already out. Poland could the third one.
We will beat Poland because we have to beat Brazil,France etc in coming days…
Vamos.. we will beat them
All the best guys, its gonna be tense 2 and a half hour now…Counting minutes
I am very tensed. It feels like a final. Do or die for us. If we manage to win this match then i have to say scaloni managed rotation very well. 5 changes in 1st game and 4 changes in 2nd game so if we win we will be fresh for australia. Today in later stages australian players looked exhausted. But im very tensed. Poland will be tough to beat. I don’t need a close match. I want a comfortable win. Plz Argentina plz don’t bottle this time
Lautaro is dropped due to injury not because he is off form. He has an ankle niggle
Now that makes more sense.
Poland not starting Milik. So it looks like defend and counter strategy similar to Mexico game. We will most likely be camped in the Poland box with the occasional break away and aerial balls from them.
LISTEN EVERYONE, FIRST TIME MY HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN ARGENTINA LOST TO ROMANIA…..(1994) AND THIS WILL BE LAST TIME…..
I OWE SOMETHING TO MY FAMILY ALSO…. LET’S SEE TODAY…..
For those asking about Licha instead of Cuti, let me tell you this. In Copa America, Scaloni had his starters, and sometimes he gave a chance to the subs to show what they got by putting them in the starting line up which included: J Correa, A Correa, Papu, Aguero, Pezzella, Tagli, Montiel, and Di Maria. Almost all of them did well whenever given a chance but J Correa. A Correa did well in a game with those twisting turns. Papu scored a goal from Messi’s assist. Aguero assisted Messi. Pezzella had some amazing tackles. And Di Maria always looked even better than the starter, Nico Gonzales.
BUT… it is TOUGH to permanently replace the real starters. I remember A Correa did so good and we thought he deserves to be in the starting line up, but he did not make the starters the next game. The same with Papu. Di Maria only made it to the starting line up in the final, after a series of amazing games. that’s how tough it is to get into the starting line up for Scaloni.
The same with now. Licha played good yes. But if you think just because he played good, then he already replaces Cuti in the starting line up, then you’re wrong. Scaloni never does that UNLESS the one that he replaces with is someone whose quality is way lower than the new comer, for example:
Cuti -> Pezzella/LM Quarta
Now Enzo finally makes it to the starting line up after a series of good games (from his debut in friendlies up until the Mexico game yesterday). He needed 5 games (Honduras, Jamaica, UEA, Saudi, and Mexico) to convince Scaloni that he is a starter material. I totally believe he will stay there.
How about Paredes? According to the latest report Paredes competed with MacAllister for the starter, so it should remain that way after this match. Paredes is very close to making it. He doesn’t start ONLY because he is on the way to his best, but when he is back to his best, be sure to know that he will start for sure.
Yeah we need Paredes
Agree with everything you said.
If Argentina beat Poland they’ll face Australia in r16, then either USA or Netherlands. All reasonably beatable opponents for an easy route to the Semi finals. Vamos Argentina!
Ok my first post this morning was super confident now nerves are starting to settle in.
1 more hour!!! Vamos !!!
I have no problem with Romero if he is 100% fit. He is a beast.
I like the XI.
I feel optimistic.
We will win In Sha Allah
Lewandowski, Zielinski and goal keeper Szczesny are the only 3 big players in the Poland team.
Mark first 2 player and beat the GK…this is the task.
We doing predictions ?
3-1 Argentina Lord willing !!!
Vamos, let’s get it !!!
All depends upon the first goal and time… if we score early…we will score more goals…
This is not to tense your nerve, nor to bring bad omen, but Poland is yet to concede a single goal in their last five matches.
And six against horrible Belgium before that, Saudis should have scored minimum 2 goals.
Yes, but my point is when you don’t concede, you may feel more confident to surround your game strategy taking that as your strength and a determinant 10 defenders are always hard to score against.
No not true they lost 2-0 against Netherlands in September. They didn’t concede against wales, chile, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Not a big concern.
Alright, last four games then.
Argentina 2 – 0 Poland most likely scenario
I’ll go for Argentina 1-0
I am happy with a minimal win!
Ok mundo members. I think it’s a good lineup…let’s go with predictions once again! Please post your predictions here!
Argentina 2 Poland 0
Argentina 3 Poland 0
I’m hoping we score early and open them up. I think Enzo will be a huge impact on creativity and Julian finding space will open Messi
Argentina 1 – 0 Poland
Poland 0-2 Argentina
3-1 Argentina !
Argentina 2 – 0 Poland most likely scenario
Poland 2 – 0 Argentina. Argentina out in group stage!
@Random guy you should not call yourself an Argentina fan if you are hopeless and shit scared. You are weak hearted and soft brother.
Love the line up! I’m just not sure about el toro. Is he hurt ? Starting Alvarez could deflate the striker or motivate him even more to get his spot. Either way, el Toro is a super sub compared to the other way around. As much as I like Alvarez hustle and scoring abilities, I don’t think he was a super sub just yet.
Alvarez provides width. This is simply tactical decision. I think it’s wise. Julian and Angel will stretch their defense to the flanks, and make room for Messi/Enzo
Good team, Lautaro is not 100% fit, with Alvarez our left side should be more lively and not non existing. Enzo is a must as DM/regista, not as an AM, a player who makes connection between the lines, makes progressive passes to find the attackers in good positions. Not that pathetic U-passing as vs Mexico in the first half again wo progression. Macallister is a better box to box player. Romero over Lisandro for height issues vs Lewandowsi and Milik. Molina over Montiel that our right side be better with helping for Di Maria. Perfect selection from Scaloni.
I think the idea is playing Messi upfront as a false 9 and putting Julian on the left flank. This looks a very balanced system, at least on paper. We are strong on both flanks and Messi won’t have to drop down.
Messi will probably play everywhere, roam and float around.
Probably, but when we have three ball playing midfielders plus di Maria and Julian to drop down to outnumber Poland in midfield, I don’t expect Messi to drop too deep.
The mighty france got defeated by tunisia. So france is not strong after all. And how about the overated denmark? Packing things to back to home. They went Qatar to promote homo sexuality, not to play football. I wanna belgium, debmark, germany, wales, england and nedherland to be out from world cup. They are worse than animals, promoting most disgusting thing in the world during the most important sports event in the
World.Insha Allah England, germany, belgium amd the netherland will be out from world cup.belgium already in hotwater,geramny has the chance hope costarica will gomive them a good fight and hope japan wins against the spain. I hate all the europeans for thier double standard and hypocricy. hope senagal will win against hypocritic overrated england. Hopw Argentina will meet the gay netherland and defeat them sourly.Hope coratia will defeat Belgium easily.
Dont make this platform political. You may hate Denmark for political reason but this is not the right platform to discuss. Delete your comment and talk about football only
Farzan, amigo, Most of what you wrote is irrelevant to football, or Argentina or the WC..even though you used those words.
@admin who is this fucking homophobic bastard. @admin please ban this mentally retarded animal from here
@Farzan, No one cares about your political or religious view. Keep that to yourselves. There are plenty of Argentina fans who may be LGBTQ. This platform is also for them. I hate racist and xenophobic people, and u r a bloody racist. I don’t wanna curse you, but go and do something better…
I second Soumya’s request.
Farzan you talk really trash!! Kick this deplorable out of this forum.
Does not matter relavant or not. Is it relavant to promote homosexuality in the world cup. Is this the most appropriate platform to promote and discuss about homosexuality. Denmark decided to withdraw from Fifa coz they cant promote LGBTQ.hehe.Cowards.i will not delete coz I am a supporter of football and argentina.But i will stop supporting arg once they start promoting gay rights on the football field. Sorry guys. I hope argentina wins tonights match. It will be a touch match. My question is why scolani not starting lisandro martinez.Is he too short for the polish forwards?
Then don’t support Argentina. Go fuck yourself
> They are worse than animals, promoting most disgusting thing in the world
This statement reflects who you are. Enough of your bigoted trash views. Take your vile opinions elsewhere.
Fazan you may not like homosexuality and i can understand and I respect your view, you have the right of opinion but you cant attack people like this. You may hate the idea but do not hate people. Everyone is God’s creation. This is a football forum and lets keep it that way. You may have a point of view I may have mine but attacking is not justified. I dont like European Football teams either but I dont hate the people.
Alhamdulillah we won today and showed the World what we are. It was a total domination. If we play like this we would win this World Cup In Sha Allah.
Hats off to the players hats off to Scaloni.
The Poles will want the win to secure first place and avoid the French. They will bring on a game
This is a team with speed, let’s go! Vamos!
All the best.
I hope you bustardos got your jerseys on and your mata straws ready.
I put on the purple away, Roy better be right. 😂 I already left the house and can’t change back
Vamos Vamos !!!!
I had my jersey on for the first match and kept it next to me for the second one..
No points for guessing what I will do today 🙂
Vamos bustardos..and bustardines..
Nice article about Messi on
Either Scaloni is too optimistic or a fool to bench Lissandro in this match
We must assume Scaloni knows something that we do not.
His over confidence led us to this situation
Poland are playing long ball very much.that’s one of the reason for benched lichendra martinez.
It’s only because of the height issue. The Poland average height is something about 185cm and Argentina is about 176cm or something like that… The whole Midfield and Attack of Poland is taller then our defense. I think it’s smart from Scaloni
Lisasandro already proved in English Premier League that height is not a problem for him. A player on form is always vital in crucial matches. For the sake of height, you just cant put a player who just returned from injury. Winning possession matters a lot in this kind of important match.
Romero showed against Mexico that, he’s back to the level. Hope he perform better today. Montiel, Lautaro, Guido and DePaul were the bad players against Mexico. Except DePaul, all removed.
Where is lisandro martinez. The best argentine defender. Is scaloni blind?
Scaloni got back to the basic. Romero showed against Mex that he has got back in form
Romero ?? After his shit against saoudi arabia licha was tough vs mexico hope they won t lose again because of cuti
Julian alvarez hope he ll do good or everybody will cut him after the game
It will be tough game hope they re gonna play good and win hope to see dybala on place of di maria in the 2nd hope this country will raise again and make the most beautiful tribute to diego he deserves it for his loving Argentina
With this lineup we should have a good result
I believe at least our first half would be decent. Finally Argentina being Argentina, not being Iceland.
Yes it must really motivate the players to know if they win they will top and have Australia next.
Now I keep thinking of our Final must win game last WC where the penalty was given and made things difficult.
Hope none of that stuff this time.
Bold moves. I like them. I still would not bench Lauturo tho. But I loves Julian and am confident in him so no worries.
Exactly. I would also give Lautaro another chance to get his scoring rhythm back. Coaches need to count on their players when they’re off form. Just dropping is not a solution.
Why take it that way? Lautaro can come and make some immediate impact in the 2nd half against a relatively tired defence
Alvarez has more natural ability I guess
Good to see him starting
Yes, he can. This omission can also charge him up and revitalize his yearning. I was just thinking what Scaloni will do in the next match should we go second round and Lautaro or Julian can’t score or have a good game today. Will he again switch back to a now less confident Lautaro ?
Lautaro is injured
Mac Allister CDM rather than Enzo we need his creativity up front
Only Lautaro in place of alvarez and this would be a great lineup
Enzo is world class. At least Scaloni finally acknowledges this. It took him the final game to finally start Di Maria, although he kept playing amazing game after game in Copa America. Thanks goodness for Enzo it is not that long. I believe Enzo will stay in the starting line up. The guy is everything we need from a midfielder. His confidence level is amazing for a 21 years old. He’s got that “mamba mentality”.
Expect these players to make the subs in the second half no matter what the situation is: Lautaro, Licha Martinez, Paredes/Palacios, Dybala, and one more.
2 BIG surprises.
It all depends on us now! Australia is the perfect opponent for us in the round of 16 to gain more confidence and build more chemistry. In 2006 WC Italy’s didn’t play the best football in the group stages and even in the the round of 16 when they faced Australia, but they started playing better in the quarter final vs Ukraine and the rest is history. I think we can do the same and guess what? Our round of 16 opponent is theirs (Australia). Vamooos Argentina!
Vamos!! This game is win or go home situation.
Facing France in R16 is a death penalty. Wining and playing Australia in R16 will further boost our confidence!!
According to my stats, Julian is the third highest offensive rating. We scored 15 goals in 425 minutes he is on the pitch compared to 11 goals in 673 minutes Lautaro is on the pitch.
NOT SAYING that Julian is better than Lautaro because the sample size is still a bit too small, but at least Julian is a quality. He’s not a Joaquin Correa for sure.
Would have liked Paredes better instead of MacAllister, but hope it is Macallister who will play 5 and Enzo playing Lo Celso’s position not the other way around.
MacAllister did a good job last match as LCM. Enzo will play CDM.
Julian is faster, especially when we need to use more open space on the left side.
Not really. He did good for his own standard, not making mistakes, so on. But he did not connect with the whole team at all. He was one of the reasons why we had a really bad first 50 minutes, not because of all mistakes he did but because of lacking of team chemistry.
I disagree. Mac had really a good game. He always showed up for the ball and didn’t put a foot wrong. Yes, he didn’t do anything spectacular to unlock the defense or test the goalkeeper. But again, who did?
Not really a good game come on. How come someone had a really good game and Argentina played the worst futbol in Scaloni era in 45 minutes? Gimme a break.
So it will be :
I dont really trust in McAllister but im keep curious.. And this 11 start could be so good with Lo Celso… What a shame he is out.
This also leaves Poland guessing as they have not seen this combo before..(the world hasnt) hopefully their close-door training was good..
Whatever has happened to Lautaro?
he is actualy horrible
Out of form , just walking around the last match not pressing back
YESSSS. Enzo is starting
Scaloni seems like panicking the most. He’s built up this team for the last 3 years and now making five changes every game.
But this time, I’m happy with the changes. Five changes in last match was unnecessary.
Those changes made are all valid
It proved to be better players who contributed to our winning against Mexico
Enzo & Alvares
Romeros fits in this game as most of poland attack will come through high balls
Lets be optimistic and final pray all our players meet their fitness and luck
I guess you panic more than Scaloni 🙂
Veryy good , martinez for romero would be perfect but i guess scaloni knows poland not so fast. Hopefully romero 100 % fit
Julian Alvarez starting is a great positive move from Scaloni!!
scaloni making bold decision! Vamos RDP, Vamos Alvarez, Vamos Enzo..
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