Argentina vs Croatia Highlights: Messi 3-0 Argentina to Final

The 2022 FIFA World Cup It entered its final four on Tuesday Argentina Easily defeated Croatia In the first semi-final of the tournament, Qatar won 3-0 at Lusail Stadium.

Argentina will play now France Or Morocco In Sunday’s final (10 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app), Croatia will play the loser of the third-place match between France and Morocco on Saturday (10 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app)

Argentina vs Croatia Highlights

Here are the best plays!

Argentina 3, Croatia 0

0′: Two giants ready for action

Lionel Messi And Luka Modric They shook hands as they got ready to play.

15′: Early Messi scare?

Messi strained his hamstring after a run early on against Croatia. But he kept playing and doing well.

25′: First save of the match

Enzo Fernandez A shot was saved into the bottom right corner, the first for either side in the match.

34′: Goal! Messi pk practice, Argentina 1-0 lead

Messi capitalized after Argentina were awarded a penalty kick with a left-footed shot into the top right corner. With this goal, Messi became Argentina’s top scorer at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi made it 1-0 with a penalty kick

Lionel Messi made it 1-0 with a penalty kick

Another look at Messi’s goal

Another look at Messi's goal

39′: Goal! Argentina attack again! 2-0 lead

Julian Alvarez fired in a right-footed shot from inside the box to give Argentina a 2-0 lead.

Argentina’s Julian Alvarez scores against Croatia 39′.

Argentina's Julian Alvarez scores against Croatia 39'.

42′: Almost a third!

Argentina almost got their third goal of the half when Messi’s corner was headed in Alexis Mac AllisterBut it was saved Dominic Livakovic.

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Half time: Argentina 2-0

46′: Messi is still hurting

Messi was troubled by a problem from the first half.

58′: Almost a second for Messi

Messi’s point-blank shot is saved Dominic Livakovic to keep the deficit at two goals.

62′: Almost Croatia’s first

For the first time in the tournament, Croatia almost beat Argentina with a shot, but the keeper Emiliano Martinez I managed to get hold of it.

69′: Goal! Messi provided an assist for another Alvarez goal! Argentina 3-0

Alvarez scored his second goal of the game as Argentina took a 3-0 lead with Messi’s fourth assist of the World Cup.

Argentina’s Julian Alvarez scored 69 runs against Croatia.

Argentina's Julian Alvarez scored 69 runs against Croatia.

75′: Alvarez is off

Alvarez was transferred to loud applause after his two-goal performance.

81′: Modric to a loud ovation

Modric was replaced on the field late in the game with Argentina firmly in control.

Final: Argentina 3-0

Messi couldn’t help but smile after the game

Argentina fans are ready for this

Pre game:

Setting the stage

Tuesday’s game will be the sixth overall meeting between Argentina and Croatia and the third World Cup meeting between these two nations, with the previous two matches being split apiece. Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in the 2018 World Cup.

Overall, the series between the two countries is tied at 2-1-2.

Looking forward to the finals, Argentina have advanced to the finals in four previous World Cup semi-finals (1930, 1986, 1990, 2014).

Croatia, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their previous 11 matches and will be looking to become the fifth runner-up from a pre-final World Cup at the next World Cup, joining the Netherlands in 1978, West Germany in 1986 and West Germany in 1990. , and Brazil in 2002.

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In the last World Cup meeting…

Two great ones ready to go for it

For the first time, the Ballon d’Or winners from the previous two World Cups will face off in a FIFA World Cup match.

Luka Modric shows some style

Almost that time

Both sides are there in good spirits

Flashback to the quarter final

Messi is on a mission

Messi has arrived

Back in Argentina, sport is front and center

Here comes Luka Modric and Croatia

A sense of the game’s most stressful situation: penalty kicks

Messi and Argentina took the field

Argentina fans bring the energy

Messi and Modric win the elusive title at the World Cup

Almost time

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