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Italy vs Argentina, Finalissima 2022 Live Updates and Score

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 02, 2022 03:30 IST

FT: Italy 0-3 Argentina


03:30 (IST)2 JUN 2022

Argentina are Finalissima Champions!

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Lionel Scaloni, Argentina coach: "What counts is the sacrifice and struggle shown by the group. Beyond the title, we always look for performance. We try to make people feel identified with the team."

03:30 (IST)2 JUN 2022

Rodrigo De Paul, Argentina midfielder: "The Argentina fan always surprises you. 70% of the stadium were Argentinians. I hope they are as happy as we are."

03:29 (IST)2 JUN 2022

Emiliano Martínez, Argentina goalkeeper: "Being champion at the Maracanã and at Wembley is a dream from which I don't know if I'm going to wake up."

03:29 (IST)2 JUN 2022

This was a first defeat in 20 for Mancini's side outside of Italy, winning 14 games. Their previous defeat outside of Italy was in September 2018, when the Azzurri lost 1-0 to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.

03:29 (IST)2 JUN 2022

More from Di María: "Everything changed after the Copa América. We take off that backpack and now we are enjoying ourselves when we play, having a good time and things are happening much more easily for us. We are excited but we must always keep our feet on the ground."

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Angel Di María, Argentina winger: "I am very happy to win this title. I want to dedicate it to all our families who always accompany us and to all these people who were present today – it was crazy."

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Lautaro Martínez, Argentina striker: "The truth is that this is priceless. We are very happy for the present, for the game and for what this group is. The truth is that it is beautiful to feel the affection since we started this process. We always feel close to the public and that helps us because it's a plus."

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More from Messi: "It was a beautiful final, full of Argentines. What we experienced here was beautiful."

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Lionel Messi, Argentina captain: "We're here to play anyone. Today was a nice test because Italy are a great team. We knew it was going to be a nice game and a nice setting in which to be champions. It was a beautiful final, full of Argentines. What we experienced here was beautiful."

03:29 (IST)2 JUN 2022

Leonardo Bonucci, Italy defender: "We knew that it would be a tough game. I hope that the whole of Italy supports this group."

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Roberto Mancini, Italy coach: "They were better than us. We were in the game in the first half but didn't do enough to turn it around after the break."

03:28 (IST)2 JUN 2022

Argentina were eager to test themselves against European opposition for the first time in almost three years and will leave more than satisfied with what they have discovered. Their combative spine – De Paul, Romero, Otamendi – all excelled, while the front three clicked from the off, Messi and Di María dovetailing to devastating and beautiful effect behind Lautaro, who ended with a goal and an assist. The Albiceleste are worthy Finalissima winners.

02:15 (IST)2 JUN 2022

FULL TIME: Italy 0-3 Argentina 

Argentina are Champions! Argentina form a circle and begin to dance after winning the Finalissima! That third goal encapsulated Argentina's slickness and serrated attacking brilliance tonight, Messi charging towards the penalty area and setting a cast of backtracking defenders off balance before Dybala took a deft touch to free himself inside the penalty area, then fired his finish beyond Donnarumma's dive and in off a post. The celebrations are almost as eye-catching as the goals as the South American stylists prepare to receive the trophy!

02:14 (IST)2 JUN 2022

90+4' GOAAAAAAAL! Italy 0-3 Argentina (Paulo Dybala)

The substitute makes it three with a precise strike past Donnarumma from distance.

02:12 (IST)2 JUN 2022

90+3' It is just not happening for Italy. Argentina absolute domination. 

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90' Additional Time: 4 Minutes

02:09 (IST)2 JUN 2022

90' Substitutions for Argentina: Paulo Dybala replaces Giovanni Lo Celso. Nicholas Gonzalez replaces Angel Di Maria.

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90' Argentina show utmost discipline while defending as well as Spinazzola is flagged offside.

02:06 (IST)2 JUN 2022

87' Julian Alvarez goes for an audacious long ball attempt from distance at the goal as he spots Donnarumma out of his position but the PSG goalkeeper tracks back in time to save Italy's blushes.

02:04 (IST)2 JUN 2022

85' Double Substitution for Argentina: German Pezzella replaces Cristian Romero. Julian Alvarez replaces Lautaro Martinez.

02:01 (IST)2 JUN 2022

"Wembley roaring Messi-Messi"

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82' Lionel Messi goes for goal yet again but Bonucci makes a last ditch challenge on the Argentinian to block the shot.

02:00 (IST)2 JUN 2022

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81' SAVE! Lautaro Martinez sets up Giovanni Lo Celso for the goal but Lo Celso's attempt is blocked by Alessandro Bastoni at the goal line. 

01:56 (IST)2 JUN 2022

77' Nicolo Barella is booked for a challenge from behind on Angel di Maria. 

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76' Substitution for Italy: Alessandro Bastoni replaces Emerson Palmieri. 

01:54 (IST)2 JUN 2022

75' Substitution for Argentina: Exequiel Palacios replaces Rodrigo de Paul. 

01:52 (IST)2 JUN 2022

74' Messi goes for goal from the free-kick but his attempt is wide and goes out for a goal kick for Italy. 

01:51 (IST)2 JUN 2022

71' De Lorenzo goes into the book as he stamps his feet on Messi as the Argentinian dazzles the Wembley with his flair and skills. 

01:48 (IST)2 JUN 2022

69' SAVE! Messi swings in a curler from distance as Donnarumma makes a stunning save. Argentina well in the groove and absolutely enjoying themselves there at the Wembley. Italy barely have the ball in the second half. It is the South Americans all the way.

01:46 (IST)2 JUN 2022

67' Messi goes solo yet again from distance but the ball is a little too feeble from his weaker foot as Donnarumma makes a routine save. 

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66' SAVE! Messi goes solo with an inspirational run and forces Donnarrumma to make a save. 

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64' MISS! Giovanni Lo Celso makes one of the most incredible misses so far as he fails to tap the ball home into an empty net after being set up on a platter by Messi.

01:43 (IST)2 JUN 2022

63' Substitution for Italy: Leonardo Spinazzola replaces Matteo Pessina.

01:42 (IST)2 JUN 2022

62' Playstation football as Angel di Maria blasts a half volley from distance from a perfectly placed corner from Messi. The ball swirls in the air and is palmed away by Donnarumma at the goal. 

01:39 (IST)2 JUN 2022

60' SAVE! Angel di Maria cuts into the central areas past his marker, takes a curling attempt from the inside of his boot and forces Donnarumma a full length save at the far side of the goal. 

01:38 (IST)2 JUN 2022

59' Locatelli goes for goal from distance, the shot takes a deflection of Guido Rodriguez and ends up in the safe hands of Emiliano Martinez. The Aston Villa goalkeeper falls awkwardly but gets back on his feet after a while.

01:35 (IST)2 JUN 2022

56' Almost an embarrassment for Italy as Bonucci's back pass to Donnarumma is wayward and almost ends up in the back of the Italian net but Donnarumma makes a save and bails Italy out from a possible own goal. 

01:31 (IST)2 JUN 2022

52' Barella penalised for a foul on de Paul inside the Argentina half. Argentinian players protest for a yellow card to the referee but the official lets it go. Argentina back on the ball.

01:28 (IST)2 JUN 2022

49' Rodrigo de Paul tries to find Lautaro Martinez with a through ball but de Lorenzo makes a timely interception. 

01:25 (IST)2 JUN 2022

46' Substitutions for Italy at half time. Scamacca replaces Belotti. Locatelli replaces Bernadeschi, Lazzari replaces Chiellini. 

01:24 (IST)2 JUN 2022

46' Second half kicks-off.

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Di Maria chips it past Donnarumma.

01:08 (IST)2 JUN 2022

HALF TIME: Italy 0-2 Argentina

The Azzurri matched Argentina for most of the first half but the strength of the Argentina attack is making the difference – a huge one. The European champions had their moments but Messi, Martínez and Di María were as good as it gets.

01:06 (IST)2 JUN 2022

45+1' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Italy 0-2 Argentina (Angel di Maria)

Lautaro Martinez outmuscles his Italian markers and plays on Angel di Maria with a brilliant through ball cutting across the Italian defence. The former PSG striker keeps his calm and lobs it with utmost composure past Donnarumma. Argentina up 2-0 here at the Wembley!

01:05 (IST)2 JUN 2022

45' Additional Time: 2 Minutes

01:04 (IST)2 JUN 2022

45' Nicolo Barella is penalised for fouling Lionel Messi on the far side of the Italian half. 

01:03 (IST)2 JUN 2022

43' Di Maria tries to muscle his way inside the Italian defence with quick feet but the lanky Argentinian is outnumbered eventually. 
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