Rodrigo de Paul sent a message of love (?) to Lionel Messi.
Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 14th. This earned Argentina a place in the final.
Argentina used a 4-4-2 formation. Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi built a two-top line, and the midfield line was occupied by Alexis McAllister, Enzo Fernandez, Leandro Paredes and Rodrigo De Paul. The back four was paired with Nicolas Tagliafico, Nicolas Otamendi, Christian Romero and Nahuel Molina, while the goalkeeper gloves were worn by Emiliano Martinez.
De Paul thoroughly followed Messi in this game as well. Based on his vigorous activity, he did not shy away from rough competition. Because of that, Messi was able to continue the attack work relatively comfortably. In particular, De Paul was surprised by the amount of activity approaching 9 km even though he digested only 74 minutes.
De Paul’s unrequited love (?) was confirmed in the 34th minute of the first half. A penalty kick (PK) was awarded, and Messi stepped up as the kicker. Messi’s kick shook the upper right corner and led to the opening goal. De Paul then ran to Messi for first place and congratulated him with a deep hug. It wasn’t ‘Messy Bodgard’ for nothing.
Messi’s performance continued. In the 24th minute of the second half when they were leading 2-0, Messi confronted Yoshko Gbardiol on the right flank. In that situation, he easily peeled it off with a splendid dribble, and provided an assist to Alvarez while connecting with a cutback. 메이저사이트
Final score 3-0. Messi’s last dance continued until the final. After the game, Messi was enthusiastic on social media, saying, “I sincerely thank everyone who believed in us.”
De Paul then came in first again. De Paul expressed affection in a comment, saying, “If there is only one thing I ask of you, I hope you enjoy (this World Cup). This trip with you is the best. Captain, thank you and I love you.”
Meanwhile, Argentina will play the long-awaited final against the winner of France-Morocco at 0:00 am on the 19th.