In the FIFA World Cup Argentina outclassed Poland as they defeated Poles 2-0, but still both teams progress the knockouts. Argentina struck two second half goals. They scored first place in Group C. Poland also reached the knock out round as they pipped Mexico by goal average.
Argentina took top spot after their second Group C victory. For Poland this is the first time they have made it to the knockout rounds since 1986 following a first round exit (2002,2006 ,2016). Argentina made sure of their place in the round of 16 with a victory over Poland at Stadium on Wednesday.
Poland, a well beaten side on this occasion will join in the knockout stages thanks to their superior goal difference over a México side who also finished on four points.
On a night when Lionel Messi had a penalty saved superbly by Wojciech Szozenzry, it was one of the squad’s less celebrated names Alexie McAllister, who broke the deadlock with his first international goal just after half time.
Julian Alvarez ended any doubt on a rampant Albiceleste when collecting a pass from Enzo Fernandez & curling a shot in the corner.
With their victory, Lionel Scaloni’s team leapfrogged Poland into first place in GroupC.
With their performance, they dispelled any lingering after-effects of that opening loss to Saudi Arabia & could easily have won by more goals against opponents who did not manage an attempt on target. Argentina will next face Australia in the round of 16. Poland takes on world Champions France.