Match #39 - Poland v. Argentina

Discussion in 'Group C - Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland' started by soccernutter, Nov 2, 2022.

  1. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Thanks!!! Its been heart wrenching but i think we found ourselves now.
     
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  2. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
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  3. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    England doesn't like team that outmuscle them. England has a good record against Africa, but this is the team to counter England. Having Kouyate back is pivotal though. He's the midfield battering ram.
     
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  4. Al Gabiru

    Al Gabiru Member

    Jan 28, 2020
    #129 Al Gabiru, Nov 30, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2022
    Argentina played well. Scaloni used Messi in the right way: a center forward (false nine), with several players running around him, giving passing options and Messi with little defensive concern.

    But Poland put the lines very far back. We don't know how Argentina will react with other opponents that push the line, as Mexico and Saudi Arabia did. Luckily for them, Australia and Netherlands don't usually play like this.
     
  5. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    You can literally get a yellow for celebrating too hard.

    Or

    For causing a career ending injury

    There is no consistency, that's why I'd rather a PK shootout or even draw of lots.
     
  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah, Argentina v Poland was a huge match because the winner would get placed in that relatively easy quadrant of the brackets and have a very good chance of getting to the semis.
     
  7. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I dunno. That was a completely feeble display that Poland put on tonight. Plus they already had 9 toes in the knockout stage before today, so I don't think its a case of a team getting that monkey off their back. Poland just aren't very good, plain and simple.

    France will advance comfortably, especially since they rested their entire first team today while Poland spent 90 minutes chasing shadows.
     
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  8. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    But at least it is promoting sportsmanship and fair play.

    I cannot bash that.
    But I respect your point and can see why you do not like the rule.
     
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  9. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Yea, Poland is not good. They were not going to beat Argentina, unfortunately, and they're not going to beat France.
     
  10. Christina99

    Christina99 Member+

    Sep 22, 2013
    Buenos Aires
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    In my rewatch after the madness i realize how well Argentina played. Yeah, Poland was specially null today, but the final score doesnt do the game justice. It was all Argentinas, from start to finish, and that Julian Alvarez goal with 28 touchs remind me of the serbia and montenegro one in 2006. Just beautiful collective play in both goals actually.
     
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  11. johnbarley2

    johnbarley2 Member+

    Jan 19, 2013
    The Spanish commentator can't understand celebrating a win.
     
  12. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Messi becomes the 1st player ever to have two penalties saved in a World Cup
     
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  13. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Did he miss one against Mexico as well? I forgot.
     
  14. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Neither did Mexico and I say this as a Mexican.
     
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  15. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    No, vs Iceland in 2018.
     
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  16. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Oh yes I remember that, but I didn't know in 2 different world cups.
     
  17. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I am actually very surprised he's just the 1st player in history to do that

    I figured there would be at least dozen or so before him
     
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  18. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
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    It's wrong though, Gyan from Ghana missed pens in 2006 and, famously, in 2010.
     
  19. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Apr 1, 2012
    Geneva
    Club:
    Toronto Croatia
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    #144 Gilbertsson, Dec 1, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2022
    Poland is very lucky team. Their goalkeeper is great. But their entire team plays pretty boring, hard to watch. Poland has good players as individuals. Glik, Milik, Lewandowski, Zielinski...
    Piatek is in decline. Milan - Salernitana.
     
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  20. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Historically the poor group teams that barely make it out often give a great effort in the 1/8. Remember Ukraine some years back?

    I expect either Australia or Poland to put up a surprising fight.

    Just final word:
    What bugged me most about this match is that Poland never even tried. At 0:0 they could have at least tried to score a goal. They did nothing. I can even forgive them parking the bus at 2:0 down, but they put no effort whatsoever to win the group / try to equalize after going a goal down. 90 minutes of desperate defending.
     
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  21. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    or Spain 2010 ;)
     
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