World Cup 2022: Netherlands 2-2 Argentina – Back 5 – Analysis

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup after playing a great game for 75 minutes, leading 0-2.

Lionel Scaloni had already shown in the match against Australia the test with 5 at the back and formed with it in this match. This deactivated the Netherlands’ fullbacks, especially Dumfries. In this system Argentina was able to defend higher, with a great performance by the center backs, coming out of position to put pressure on the players who received the ball.

When Argentina had the ball, the great depth of Nahuel Molina stood out, as in the action of his goal, and a much more accurate game by Marcos Acuña, who was key in the play that ended in a penalty for Argentina’s second goal.

Great game by Argentina, with an extraordinary Lionel Messi, who is 1 game away from the 2022 World Cup final.

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