Argentina’s national team beat UAE national team with a score of 5-0 in the friendly match at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
This match is the last preparation match for Argentina before traveling to Qatar to participate FIFA World Cup 2022 next week.
It was clear during the course of the match that the element of experience and great experience of most of the “tango” stars outweighed the players of the national team, led by the two stars Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria.
Argentina won the confrontation easily in its favor, despite the good start of the Emirati team, which surprised everyone at the start of the match, specifically in the first 15 minutes with a performance characterized by confidence and lack of fear from Messi and the Argentine stars.
The most prominent attempt was by Abdullah Hareb in an attack from the left, which he ended with a left-footed shot, which defender Martinez sent to a corner kick. And then the “white” gets a corner kick that the defense pushed away before the motivated Caio Canedo.
UAE coveted the match in a way that prompted it to attack Argentina, with more than six players, at the 16th minute, and Ali Mabkhout almost put Abdullah Hamad, in a solitary position in the goal, but the Tango defense cut it off to reach the ball to Messi, who punished the “white” with a magic pass to Julian Alvarez, had no trouble finding the net.
The level of the national team declined unjustified after this goal, in a way that gave Argentina control of the field, and from one of the attempts, the left back, Marcos Acunieh, distributed a cross that passed Hassan Saleh, so that Di Maria fired it directly in the direction of the goal, so it hit the right post and entered the goal. After that, reaching Khaled Issa’s goal became very easy for the Argentine stars, so Di Maria manipulated the defenders and the goalkeeper and scored the third goal as easily as possible.
And it was Messi’s turn to put his mark before the first half ended, so he succeeded, after an Argentinean woman took control of the ball, to score a goal in his own way by deceiving two defenders, then he hit his right to the right of the goalkeeper.
And with the second half, Abdullah Hareb emerged, as he was in the first half, surprising the goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez with a shot from outside the box, which was blocked by the crossbar, in bad luck for the player. The catastrophic mistakes of the Al-Abyad defense and goalkeeper Khaled Issa reappeared with an Argentine attack that lacked great danger. Rodrigo de Paul passed a ball, among three defenders, to Joaquin Correa, “winking” it, easily to the right of the goalkeeper.
But it is credited to the national team that he tried on more than one occasion to threaten the Argentine goal, so Caio missed two opportunities to “save face.” In the first, he received a pass from Khaled Al-Dhanhani, but he hit over the crossbar, and in the second, he received a ball in the same way and placed it near the left post. And Cayo again refused to score, one of the easiest and closest opportunities in the match, after he received a ball with the goal empty from his goalkeeper, so that substitute German Pezzella pushed it away before it crossed the goal line.
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