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Poland vs Argentina Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 01, 2022 02:45 IST

Poland vs Argentina LIVE score and updates: As Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski prepare to lock horns with a place in the knockout stages up for grabs, which one of these legendary attackers will come out on top? Follow Sportskeeda for Poland vs Argentina 2022 FIFA World Cup LIVE score and updates.

02:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

That's it for the night. We will be back tomorrow for more. Do join us then. Till then have a good time and take care. Ta, ta for now.

02:44 (IST)1 DEC 2022

02:37 (IST)1 DEC 2022

02:32 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A couple of tweets before we end this.

02:32 (IST)1 DEC 2022

STAT courtesy BBC: At 35y & 159d old, Lionel Messi (7 shots & 5 chances created) is the oldest player to attempt 5+ shots and create 5+ chances in a World Cup game since 1966.

02:30 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Argentina will now face Australia in the round of 16.

02:26 (IST)1 DEC 2022

FULL-TIME! Poland 0 Argentina 2. Argentina top the group with a comfortable win against a Poland side who hardly showed any intent to attack. Goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez was enough despite Lionel Messi missing a first half penalty.

02:23 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Argentina look set to score but the dinked finish is cleared off the line by a Polish defender. What a pivotal moment that could still prove to be.

02:21 (IST)1 DEC 2022

One more Argentina goal without a Polish reply will send Poland out.

02:20 (IST)1 DEC 2022

6 minutes of added time.

02:16 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A back pass is given away to Lautaro Martinez who is in on goal but horribly miscues his shot wide of the far-post.

02:13 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Argentina change: Thiago Almada on. Alexis Mac Allister off.

02:13 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Poland change: Grzegorz Krychowiak off. Krzysztof Piatek on.

02:10 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Another double change for Argentina - Julian Alvarez and Enzo Fernandez are off. On come German Pezzella and Lautaro Martinez.

02:03 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Messi with a lovely through ball to Alvarez who is in behind on the last defender, but strikes the sidenetting. If he had gone across Szczesny, there might have been a better chance.

02:01 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Enzo with more good work down the left and he squares to Messi whose shot is saved by Szczesny. That was a great chance by Messi's standards.

01:58 (IST)1 DEC 2022

GOAL! Julian Alvarez in the 67th minute! Poland 0 Argentina 2. That should ease whatever nerves Argentina must have had. Brilliant and patient as they pass the ball around, Enzo Fernandez threads the ball to Alvarez who takes one touch and fires it into the top corner. That is a typical number 9's goal.

01:55 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Poland give the ball away and it's to Messi who jinks his way past a defender and then fires a shot which is blocked.

01:52 (IST)1 DEC 2022

A lovely ball from Messi to the man releasing him on the left-hand side, again Mac Allister is free in the box but his low shot is straight at Szczesny.

01:49 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Double change for Argentina: Nicolas Tagliafico is on for Marcos Acuna who is on an yellow card. Also Leandro Paredes replaces Angel Di Maria.

01:45 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Now spaces appear as Poland attack and Messi goes on his mazy run but after going to the left he slices the shot wide. Just lost his bearings at the end.

01:43 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Poland get a free-kick down the right. It's an inviting cross from there and Kamil Glik almost scores, his header just wide of the far-post. He rose high and just did not get it on target.

01:41 (IST)1 DEC 2022

STAT: That was Mac Allister's first international goal and what a time to score it as well. The stadium is bouncing currently.

01:37 (IST)1 DEC 2022

GOAL! Alexis Mac Allister in the 46th minute! Poland 0 Argentina 1. 68 seconds into the second half Argentina score. Finally Szczesny is beaten. Good play down the right from Angel Di Maria and Nahuel Molina and the latter drives the cross into the box where Mac Allister is lurking, he does not get the cleanest of connections but it goes in off the inside half of the post. 

01:34 (IST)1 DEC 2022

STAT courtesy BBC: Since 1966, no side has had more shots on target in the first half of a World Cup game without scoring than Argentina against Poland today (7 shots on target).

01:34 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Second half starts.

01:20 (IST)1 DEC 2022

HALF-TIME! Poland 0 Argentina 0. It's Argentina all the way with Poland barely threatening anything. A soft penalty given when Messi was fouled by Szczesny saw the Polish keeper dive superbly to his left to keep the strike away. But Argentina are pressing and clearly it's just a matter of time before they strike.

01:17 (IST)1 DEC 2022

3 minutes of added time.

01:17 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Constant attacks from Argentina as Julian Alvarez and Di Maria test Szczesny but he keeps it out. And another time when Di Maria shoots straight at him.

01:09 (IST)1 DEC 2022

PENALTY saved by Szczesny. Szczesny keeps Poland in it. What a save that is. Driven hard but at a comfortable height for the keeper who sticks out a big right paw and keeps it out. Pushes it aside and he gets up to roar and celebrate wildly. Fair enough as it was a very soft penalty.

01:08 (IST)1 DEC 2022

PENALTY to ARGENTINA! The referee goes to look at the VAR monitor and points to the spot. What a big moment in the game. A really soft penalty to give as Messi had already headed the ball away and then was caught in the face by Szczesny. But VAR checked and asked the referee to have a look.

01:08 (IST)1 DEC 2022

It's all Argentina at the moment. First Szczesny keeps out Alvarez's shot after Alexis Mac Allister had fed him from midfield with a piercing run. Then Szczesny gets up and flattens Messi at the back-post after the number 10 went to head it across.

01:04 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Almost an Olympic goal from Angel Di Maria from a corner. It's curving in wickedly but Szczesny is there as he backtracks to palm it over. What a strike though.

01:00 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Another Argentina chance - Alvarez's shot is blocked and Marcos Acuna gets the ball on the left, his thunderous drive is just wide of the far-post with Szczesny beaten.

00:47 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Lovely diagonal from Messi to Marcos Acuna who cuts inside but blazes it over with his right-foot.

00:43 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Messi is in the mood tonight. Di Maria feeds him like he did against Mexico in the middle, Messi threatens to shoot like he did against Mexico, but goes outside and fires it at the near-post but Szczesny saves well. Was on target as well.

00:38 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Messi has a half a chance as he turns to shoot on his right but a man closes him down and the shot is half-blocked, rolls to the keeper for a comfortable save.

00:33 (IST)1 DEC 2022

Early corner for Argentina but nothing comes out of it.

00:31 (IST)1 DEC 2022

KICK-OFF!

00:20 (IST)1 DEC 2022

The players are in the tunnel and we should have the anthems next.

23:58 (IST)30 NOV 2022

The players are out for the warm-ups.

23:40 (IST)30 NOV 2022

Just the one change for Poland - Karol Swiderski comes in for Arkadiusz Milik.

23:40 (IST)30 NOV 2022

Argentina make four changes from their win against Mexico - Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina, Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez come in. Lisandro Martinez, Gonzalo Montiel, Guido Rodriguez and Lautaro Martinez all drop to the bench.

23:34 (IST)30 NOV 2022

Poland: Szczesny, Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski, Zielinski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Frankowski, Swiderski, Lewandowski.

23:34 (IST)30 NOV 2022

Argentina: Damian Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna, De Paul, Fernandez, Di Maria, Messi, Mac Allister, Alvarez.

23:34 (IST)30 NOV 2022

The lineups are out.

23:08 (IST)30 NOV 2022

The lineups are next. Do stay tuned.

23:03 (IST)30 NOV 2022

A few pre-match stats courtesy BBC:

Poland can reach the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1986 - when they advanced as one of the best third-placed teams despite losing their last group game 3-0 versus England.

The Poles are vying to keep a clean sheet in four successive World Cup matches for the first time.

Lionel Messi has netted in each of his last six games for Argentina, scoring 12 goals in total in that run. He has never scored in seven consecutive matches for his country.

Messi is set to play his 22nd game at the World Cup, a new record for Argentina. Only Lothar Matthaus (25 matches), Miroslav Klose (24) and Paolo Maldini (23) have featured more often.

23:02 (IST)30 NOV 2022

Win and they will top the group. While a draw is enough as well. But a loss will see them on 4 points. 

In that case they need Mexico-Saudi Arabia to be a draw and goal difference comes in. If Saudi win, Poland are out if they lose. But if Mexico win then again it comes down to goal difference.

23:00 (IST)30 NOV 2022

What do Poland need to qualify?
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