• Lionel Messi 35'
  • Julián Álvarez 57'
2
Round of 16
Finished
  • Enzo Fernández 77' (og.)
1
ARG
AUS
KO
  • Irvine steps across Acuna cynically, sending the full-back up into the air and down with a thud. It’s a yellow card for the midfielder - the first booking of the match.
    Australia
    Yellow card
    AUS - Jackson Irvine
    15'
  • A GOAL FOR MESSI IN GAME NUMBER 1,000! 1-0 ARGENTINA! Messi’s initial free-kick into the six-yard box is repelled by Souttar, but the Albiceleste regain possession and look to hit from a central position in the second phase. Mac Allister plays a pass into Otamendi, whose first touch tees Messi up for a shot expertly and the captain meets it with a sweet hit into the bottom-left corner to beat Ryan!
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Lionel Messi
    35'
  • Degenek’s swipe to Acuna’s face during an aerial duel is deemed worthy of a yellow card by the referee, who books the Australia full-back.
    Australia
    Yellow card
    AUS - Milos Degenek
    38'
HT
  • The first substitution of the match is made by Argentina, who send Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez on for Gomez.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Papu Gómez
    Substitution - In25 - Lisandro Martínez
    50'
  • ALVAREZ DOUBLES ARGENTINA’S LEAD! 2-0! Argentina’s pressing pays dividends, with the midfield stepping up immediately to try and win the ball back following Ryan’s throw. A poor pass back from Rowles puts the goalkeeper under pressure inside his area and allows Alvarez to steal it back and slot into an empty net!
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Julián Álvarez
    57'
  • Goodwin is also sent on, with McGree making way.
    Australia
    Australia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out26 - Keanu Baccus
    Substitution - In10 - Ajdin Hrustic
    Australia
    Australia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Riley McGree
    Substitution - In23 - Craig Goodwin
    58'
  • Alvarez is brought off 14 minutes after scoring Argentina's second goal. Inter's Lautaro Martinez is on in his place.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out9 - Julián Álvarez
    Substitution - In22 - Lautaro Martínez
    71'
  • The booked Degenek will not see out the 90 minutes, with Karacic his replacement.
    Australia
    Australia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out15 - Mitchell Duke
    Substitution - In9 - Jamie Maclaren
    Australia
    Australia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out2 - Milos Degenek
    Substitution - In5 - Fran Karacic
    72'
  • Kuol comes on for Leckie.
    Australia
    Australia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - Mathew Leckie
    Substitution - In21 - Garang Kuol
    72'
  • AUSTRALIA GET ONE BACK! 2-1! GAME ON! It’s a goal out of absolutely nowhere, with Goodwin’s effort from 25 yards out following a repelled cross taking a touch off Fernandez’s face and wrong-footing the goalkeeper! It goes down as an own goal for the Benfica midfielder, giving the Socceroos a chance with 13 minutes left!
    Australia
    Own goal
    AUS - Enzo Fernández
    77'
  • Montiel is introduced at wing-back, as Molina makes way.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out26 - Nahuel Molina
    Substitution - In14 - Exequiel Palacios
    80'
FT
Argentina
Match stats
Australia
61%
Possession
39%
14
Shots
5
5
Shots (On goal)
1
1
Corners
3
1
Saves
3
8
Fouls
15

Line-ups

23
Emiliano Martínez
26
Nahuel Molina
8
Marcos Acuña
24
Enzo Fernández
og
13
Cristian Romero
19
Nicolás Otamendi
7
Rodrigo De Paul
20
Alexis Mac Allister
10
Lionel Messi
9
Julián Álvarez
17
Papu Gómez
Argentina
4-3-3
1
Mat Ryan
2
Milos Degenek
16
Aziz Behich
26
Keanu Baccus
19
Harry Souttar
4
Kye Rowles
7
Mathew Leckie
13
Aaron Mooy
22
Jackson Irvine
15
Mitchell Duke
14
Riley McGree
Australia
4-4-2

Team stats

Argentina

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
011
ForwardsGGASFCFW
35'
10502
71'
57'
10120
50'
00101
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
77'
00012
00001
80'
00003
DefendersGGASFCFW
00010
01010
80'
00000
72'
00033
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
50'(Papu Gómez)
00000
71'(Julián Álvarez)
00400
72'(Marcos Acuña)
00100
80'(Alexis Mac Allister)
00000
80'(Nahuel Molina)
00001
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Australia

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
023
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00010
72'
00020
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00010
72'
00021
58'
00040
58'
00011
DefendersGGASFCFW
00011
00010
00000
72'
00012
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
58'(Riley McGree)
00101
58'(Keanu Baccus)
00101
72'(Mathew Leckie)
00100
72'(Mitchell Duke)
00000
72'(Milos Degenek)
00010
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--