It was the goal that would have put Argentina ahead of Poland in the first half, but it couldn’t. The South Americans and the Europeans risk their lives in a key match to advance to the round of 16 in Qatar 2022.
The 36th minute was running when referee Danny Makkelie awarded a penalty in favor of the Albicelestes, considering, with the support of the VAR, a slap that the Polish goalkeeper gave Lionel Messi.
There were celebrations among the Argentines, however, the goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny managed to save the shot from “la Pulga”, frustrating the advantage that would have relaxed the spirits in the Scaloneta.
Look at the penalty that Messi was saved
Reactions on Twitter
For many commentators on social networks, the goalkeeper’s foul did not warrant a penalty, so the save was received as “divine justice.”
Others were in charge of trolling Leo Messi, for failing to score in the game that would define whether or not he continues in the World Cup. There was also praise for the skill of the Polish goalkeeper.