ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France

ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France
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ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France. After kicking Nigeria and Super Eagles out from the world cup 2018, Argentina advanced into the next round which is the “Round 16” against one time world champions France. The match which was just concluded at Kazan Arena with a viewing capacity of 42873 spectators and was officiated by Iranian referee Alireza Faghani.

ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France

The French team played a {4-3-3} formation while the Argentine a {4-3-2-1} formation, Olivier Giroud was the first player to be penalised for pushing Nicolas Tagliafico. Argentina was actually every where as they possessed the ball with 39%, 61% in the favour of Argentina for the first five minute.

The south Americans were still pressing the Europeans with a ball possession of  Argentina: 55% France: 45% until at the 11th minute when Marcos Rojo pulled Kylian Mbappe by the shirt and the referee awarded a spot kick, a penalty and Rojo received a yellow card. Antoine Griezmann took it from the penalty spot and it was a GOAL.

ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France

The first half ended with extra three minutes in the favour of the french team with a goal, then the second half of the match began, Argentina took a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent’s half of the field,  Angel Di Maria from Argentina beat the keeper from outside the box and it was a GOAL.

Marcos Rojo was replaced by Federico Fazio at the 46 minute.  Argentina was in control of the ball again, a shot by Lionel Messi was blocked and Gabriel Mercado scored a fantastic GOAL at the 48th minute which was assisted by the five-time Ballon d’ Or winner Lionel Messi.

Lucas Hernandez delivered a teasing cross into the box, Benjamin Pavard from France beats the keeper from outside the box, yes yes a fantastic GOAL against Argentina and it was France 2: Argentina 2.
In the middle of the Argentine box, came a teasing cross from Lucas Hernandez, a shot by Blaise Matuidi was blocked and  Kylian Mbappe scored, giving France a goal ahead of Argentina.
ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France
Th ball possession was actually in the favour of Argentina until Blaise Matuidi from France took the ball as he was seen trying to make something happen, a good chance was seen, Olivier Giroud from France cut the Argentine defence open with a through ball, there came another good GOAL from Kylian Mbappe and it was 4-2 in the favour of the french team at the 68th minute.

ROUND 16: Argentina Got Knocked Out By France

After 90 minutes, the referee gave extra 6 minutes, Lionel Messi from Argentina put in a great cross and Sergio Aguero scored a GOAL for Argentina. The match ended 4-3 in favour of France, Argentina had a greater ball possession of  Argentina: 59%  and France: 41% but France won the match.
Eight yellow cards were recorded in the match, Marcos Rojo (Argentina) at 11th minute, Nicolas (Argentina) Tagliafico at 19th minute, Javier Mascherano (Argentina) at 43rd minute, Ever Banega (Argentina) at 50th minute, Blaise Matuidi (France) at 72nd minute, Benjamin Pavard (France) at 73rd minute, Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina) at 90th minute and Olivier Giroud (France) at 90th minute. Argentina had five yellow cards while France had three yellow cards

 

 

 

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