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Fans slam one Argentinian star in first half of Poland stalemate

The Albiceleste are locked in action in Group C

Fans have taken to social media in their droves to slam one Argentinian star in their first half stalemate with Poland in Group C.

The two sides locked horns with Lionel Messi and co. needing three points to ensure that they qualify for the next round of the competition. By contrast, Poland, currently top of the group, only need a point to ensure that they qualify.

And it was the Argentines that understandably looked the more positive and proactive on the ball, with Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria both seeing efforts saved by Szczesny.

The Albiceleste were even given a golden opportunity to take the lead, and control of the game, when the Polish no.1 was deemed to have fouled Messi while coming for a cross, and a VAR review handing Messi the chance to open the scoring from the spot.

However, Szczesny redeemed himself, flinging himself to his left to keep out the Argentine magician’s strike, and sending the two sides into the half time break level at 0-0 despite the Argentinian pressure mounting.

At present, the result combined with the 0-0 stalemate between Mexico and Saudi Arabia in the other game, would be enough to see Messi and co. head through.

Instead, they reserved their ire for teammate Rodrigo de Paul, who was deployed in a more advanced midfield role with the addition of Enzo Fernandez. But, he had a half to forget, consistently losing the ball and seeing moves break down around the Atletico Madrid man.

And, as can be seen below, it did not go unnoticed.


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Michael Smith

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