FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Argentina , Match Report

Published on: Jun 30, 2018 10:18 pm IST|Updated on: Jun 30, 2018 10:18 pm IST

France vs Argentina

France vs Argentina , Story before the match

Argentina has clear domination over France by winning 11 encounters at the international stage. They both had met each other in world cup twice, in 1930 and 1978, both gone in favour of Argentina. It is the thirteenth time when both of them are facing each other in an international fixture.


First half: Excitement level at par!

It was looking like a goal-less affair, but French men know how to excite the audience. At the 13th minute, the poster boy of France took a penalty and converted into a goal. It was all under control of France, but Mr. responsible of Argentina, Angel di Maria was also looking for a strike. He grabbed the moment in his hand and struck a goal to equalise the score. Till the first half, it was 1-1, but who knows that it is going to be written in history.

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Second half: End of an era!

French men took the challenge too seriously as they scored back-to-back four goaaaaaals to enter into the quarter-final and the excitement of the Messi fans died right there in Russia. It was 4-3 in the end. The story began with an Argentinean attack as their defender Gabriel Mercado scored Benjamin Pavarad equalised a goal which was assisted by Lionel Messi later on it at the 57th minute. Now the scoreline was 2-2. Now France got another moment to strike a goal at the 64th minute. It was the geniuses of Kylian Mbappe who converted a simple pass into a goal. Now the score-line was 3-2 but wait for the Mbappe once again present at the right place. Later on, Argentina tried to cover the miles and scored a goal in the 90th minute, but it was too late. Sergio Aguero was the man behind it, but the match ended the era. In the next world cup, Messi will be 32 and he may not be representing Argentina, their today’s lack-ness may suffer Messi lifelong, but he is a legend and will always be remembered.

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