FIFA World Cup 2022 Argentina vs Australia
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.
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Argentina were good value for their win, but Australia left the tournament with heads held high.
ARG — Lionel Messi — 34 mins ARG — Julian Alvarez — 57 mins AUS — Craig Goodwin — 76 mins