QATAR: Argentina is playing very well but it is difficult to understand why France is playing so badly.
So far he has not been able to take the ball into Argentina’s territory, let alone shoot on goal.
So far France has not been able to give any kind of challenge to Argentina, while France has also exchanged players very soon.
For Argentina, Messi scored a penalty in the 23rd minute, while Angel de Maria scored in the 36th minute.
ARG vs FRA Live score: 45 + 5 mins gone, Argentina 2-0 France
The quality has gone out of the match and it has also become a bit scrappy. Well that is exactly what France would want, break Argentina’s flow before establishing their own. For now, though, it looks like this half is going tio end with a 2-0 scoreline.Seven more minutes for France to somehow hold on. This has been a half to forget for them and they are still unable to get a grip on possession.
In the first half of the match, till the second goal, Argentina completely dominated and did not allow France to make any chances.
Argentina hit three shots on goal while France could not hit any shot.
⏸ Goals from Messi and Di Maria give Argentina a half-time lead! #FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
As far as ball possession is concerned, 64 percent of Argentina and 36 percent of France remained in possession until the second goal.
France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris conceded two goals while he managed to stop three shots.Argentine fans had been waiting for this moment for thirty years. With two goals in the first half, Argentina has reached very close to the World Cup.
Seven extra minutes were added after the completion of 45 minutes of the first half.