The World Cup has reached the most critical stage as top competitive nations have gained momentum aiming to make progress in the grandiose tournament.
A match that almost blew off the roofs of Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Argentina shifted the power of balance to their side in the round of 16 against Australia.A well decorated goal from Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead in the 35th minute giving them a commanding lead after the first half whistle. Julian Alvarez later added the second goal in the 57th minute. Australia attempts to catch up with their opponents were all in vain recording only one goal courtesy of Enzo Fernandez own goal. Argentina cruised 2-1 past Australia and secured their ticket to the quarterfinals.
After Messi's goal, the Paris Saint-Germain skipper has now recorded 3 goals and one assist in the famous competition. He has proved to be fruitful stepping up for his team when need arises.
France forward, Kylian Mbappe and Spain international Alvaro Morata also top the list of top scorers with 3 goals and one assist.
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