Argentina advanced to the round of 16 after beating Poland 2-0 on Wednesday.
The Argentine dominated the game and there were several other near misses. Lionel Messi also failed to convert a penalty in the first half after Poland goalkeeper Wojcie Hrszczesny made a stunning right-hand save in the 39th minute.
Szczesny performed well in the first half, repelling the Argentine team’s offense time and time again. The Polish goalkeeper made an astonishing nine saves in the first half.
In the second half, Argentina’s attacking prowess finally broke through in the 46th minute, when Alexis McAllister sent a one-off cross from Navel Molina past Szczesny.
Julian Alvarez doubled La Albiceleste’s lead in the 68th minute with a strike into the top right corner.
With this victory, Argentina qualified for Group C with 6 points. The next round will be against Australia.
Despite the defeat, Poland advanced as runners-up and next face France.