Friday, 14 December, 2018

Messi misses PK as Argentina draws Iceland

The Iceland star faces the media ahead of the World Cup The Iceland star faces the media ahead of the World Cup Credit Paul Grover for the Telegraph
Sidney Guerrero | 17 June, 2018, 06:26

When the match got underway, Argentina endured a subdued start to the game; Messi's first shot on target after 15 minutes was beaten away by Hannes Halldórsson.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored his first goal at a World Cup as Argentina took the lead before Alfred Finnbogason equalised from close-range.

Luckily for him, Argentina's first opponent is the worst of the three others in Group D, Iceland.

But if anyone expected Iceland to roll over on their silver screen debut, then they certainly hadn't read the script.

To prepare for his job of keeping Lionel Messi quiet in Iceland's opening game of the World Cup, defender Birkir Saevarsson worked as a salt-packer at a warehouse in an industrial zone of Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. With the group favourites dropping points against the least fancied side, both teams will be going for it the Kaliningrad Stadium.

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Ahmed Tibi, an Arab Israeli lawmaker, also linked the miss to the withdrawal from the Israel game, tweeting a poll asking, "Who was happier that Messi missed his penalty today?"

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hails Cristiano Ronaldo as a player "for special matches" following the Portugal talisman's World Cup hat-trick against Spain.

"No, when you miss a penalty in the World Cup, in the moment when the team needs a goal, that affects you", he told RT. "The coach organises a team to fight but it's the players who create the chances on the pitch", he said.

So what did we learn from a result that might just have blown the group wide open? Jorge than added: "I don't think that this should be Messi's last World Cup". "We know how we can win football matches". It was slow, it was ponderous, and it won't have gone unnoticed with either Nigeria or Croatia.

"Mascherano and Biglia are very skilled and really unite the team with their passes", he said, playing down the 34-year-old Mascherano's lack of top-flight football since leaving Barcelona for Hebei Fortune in January. We were superior (to Iceland). Eduardo Salvio's low, hard ball left Sergio Aguero with plenty to do, but the Manchester City forward turned beautifully to rifle left-footed into the top corner.

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