Argentina-France final 1st and 2nd place
Match commentary – Halftime
It starts with Argentina in attack, in the 5th minute Mac Allister shoots from outside and blocks Lloris. In the 8th minute De Paul’s dangerous shot was deflected for a corner by Varane. In the 14th minute from Mbappe who was stopped just inside the penalty area. On the 17th occasion for Di Maria who kicked high over the crossbar. In the 20th minute Giroud’s header but action was interrupted due to a foul by the French forward.
In the 22nd minute, Argentina received a penalty for a foul on Di Maria by Dembele. On the diskette goes Messi who bags, Gol Argentina. In the 36th minute Argentina scored with Di Maria, on a spectacular move started by Messi and finished off by J.Alvarez. In the 47th minute E. Fernandez was booked for a careless foul play. At 48′ halftime.
First half with only one team on the pitch, Argentina, which put on a show in all areas of the pitch, with Messi as the absolute protagonist.
On the 46th occasion for Mac Allister who is anticipated by Lloris. On the 49th occasion for De Paul who volleyed for Lloris. In the 54th minute Rabiot was booked for an imprudent foul. On the 59th occasion for Alvarez a shot that touches the post. On the 61st occasion for Messi who kicks his shot is deflected by Rabiot. At 62′ Mac Allister is anticipated by the departure of Lloris.
In the 71st minute Mbappe shoots high. In the 79th minute penalty for France, Otamendi lands Kolo Muani the referee has no doubts and whistles the penalty kick. Mbappe goes to the spot and scores a goal. In the 81st minute Goal from France with Mbappe who scores a great goal after receiving the ball from Coman. In the 87th minute Thuram was booked for unsporting behaviour. On the 95th occasion for Rabiot, great save by Martinez. On the 97th occasion for Messi who engages Lloris. In the 98th minute Acuna was booked for having stopped a clear attacking action. At the final whistle in the 98th minute, it’s overtime.
First extra time
On the 105th occasion for Lautaro Martinez who is reballed by Upamecano, in the rebound Otamendi pulls the ball deflected for a corner kick by Varane.
Second extra time
On the 108th minute, Messi’s shot was deflected for a corner. In the 108th minute, Argentina scored with Messi deflecting a cross from the right onto goal. In the 114th minute Paredes was booked for having stopped a clear attacking action. In the 118th minute France scored with Mbappe on a penalty awarded for a foul with Montiel’s arm. On the 120th occasion for France with Kolo Muani, his shot goes just wide. On the 123rd occasion for Lautaro Martinez his shot goes just wide. At the 124th minute the final whistle goes to the penalty shootout, a match that ends 3-3
Penalty shots 4-2 for Argentina
Final result Argentina-France 7-5
Argentina World Champion for the third time in history.
Memorable match, certainly the most beautiful final in history, deservedly won by Argentina, for the one seen in all 120 minutes of play.
Extraordinary Messi, best player of the tournament. Mbappe top scorer with 8 goals. Emiliano Martinez best goalkeeper of the tournament. Enzo Fernandez best young under 21.