Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals after defeating Australia 2-1 in the last 16 matches of the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday. After a great goal by Messi in the first half, Julián Alvares took advantage of the mistake of the Australian goalkeeper in the second half and took the team further. After overcoming Australia in the last sixteen, they faced the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. Undoubtedly, the Dutch are tougher opponents than Australia. The World Cup under Louis van Gaal is also in great shape. So, it can be said that Lionel Messi will have to go through a tougher test than Australia in that match. Argentina defender Cristian Romero also accepted that the match will be difficult.
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In the 77th minute of the match, Australia’s Craig Goodwin’s shot hit the side of Argentina’s Enso Fernandez’s face and changed direction, and entered the net. The excitement in the game returned strongly. As Argentina missed some great opportunities in the next period, Australia also had a chance to equalize. However, the goal did not happen again. At the very end, Australia had a golden chance to score, where the goalkeeper saved Argentina.
In the end, Messi has to struggle a lot to win. But this is expected in the World Cup match, said the Argentine captain. Lionel Messi said, “The situation became complicated after their goal at the end. It’s a World Cup match, the task here is never easy. The World Cup has been tough from the start, but it’s even tougher at this stage. The coach will decide who will play, and we will all try with our lives, as always. We are ready for every day.