Argentina, for the second time in the history of the competition, won the final, by defeating Italy 3-0, in a one-way match, with the Albiceleste team completely in control.
Messi, Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez were in the spotlight, forming a deadly trident, which not only did more damage as Donnarumma was in an excellent plan between posts.
The first goal was scored by Martinez, sent by Messi, and the second was a sting from Di Maria, of course, who the fans are already accustomed to shining in the finals. Messi had a few shots on goal, but he could not beat the number 21, having participated in the play in which Dybala closed the score.
Suppose Argentina has not lost in 32 matches in the current best sequence in the world, while Italy, which will not participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, seeks to regain its pride after the humiliating elimination against North Macedonia (0-1).
Remember the game movie:
90 + 4′: Game over! The party is Argentina, in their first victory at Wembley, after three defeats and a draw.
90 + 4′: Argentina’s goal (3-0): Dybala!
90+1′: In Argentina, Lo Celso leaves, Dybala enters, and Di María for Nicolás González.
90′: You’ll play another four minutes.
87′: Newcomer Alvarez’s (Argentina) shot was saved by Donnarumma.
84′: changes in Argentina: Lautaro Martinez leaves, Alvarez enters; Romero leaves, Pezzella enters.
77 ‘: A yellow card is shown for Barilla.
77′: Another change in the Italian national team: Emerson’s departure and Bastoni’s entry.
76′: Change in Argentina: Paul leaves, Palacios enters.
I entered the game in the last quarter of the hour.
74′: Messi free kick directly over the crossbar.
72′: Yellow card to Di Lorenzo (Italy) after Messi’s “transformation”.
69′: Another shot from Messi, Donnarumma Anker third.
The result begins to appear…
67′: Messi again… Donnarumma’s hands are full.
65 ‘: Messi outnumbered defends as best he can Donnarumma!
Italy is going through a real suffocation.
64 ‘: What a failure Lo Celso is after Messi’s cross at the far post.
62′: Change in Italy, Pessina leaves, Spinazzola entry.
62 ‘: Di Maria’s first shot to ‘shake’ Donnarumma.
61′: Di Maria’s shot overpowers Emerson, forcing Donnarumma to stretch.
59th minute: Locatelli shot and Emiliano Martinez stuck brilliantly.
56′: What a risky move by Bonucci, he almost betrayed Donnarumma…
Italy and Argentina have already faced each other 15 times, the Italians were in the lead (six wins against four defeats), but the Albiceleste team was the black beast. Squadra azzurra This millennium (Italy’s last win, 3-1, was in a friendly match in Zurich, on June 10, 1987).
Argentina presses hard, landing above the opponent, giving the Italians no room to maneuver.
Chiellini, medium, 37, says goodbye Squadra azzurra After 117 caps and eight goals since 2004.
46′: The second half begins.
Mancini changes squad: Chiellini leaves and Lazzari enters; Bernardeschi leaves, Locatelli enters; Belotti leaves, enters Sakaka.
45 + 2′: The first half at Wembley. The Argentinians are at the top of the scoresheet.
45 + 1′: Argentina’s goal (2-0): Angel Di Maria, assisted by Lautaro Martinez.
39 ‘: Yellow card to Bonucci for a foul on Messi.
28 ‘: Argentina’s goal: a pass by Lautaro Martinez, Messi who endured a duel with Di Lorenzo!
25′: Messi’s shot against Bonucci.
24 ‘: A free kick for Raspadori (Italy) to the wall and on the counter, a corner kick was taken by Bernardeschi.
23′: Yellow card to Otamendi (Argentina) for a foul on Emerson.
21′: Following a free kick, Belotti (Italy) took the lead, forcing Martinez to hold himself up at the heights.
20′: Rasbadori takes the corner kick for Otamendi.
Angel Di Maria, who said goodbye to the Argentine national team after the World Cup in Qatar, created a lot of imbalance in the attacking right wing.
17′: A free kick for Jorginho after a mistake by Martinez (Argentina) on Bernardeschi (Italy).
12′: Rasbadori’s shot (Italy) was shot safely by Emiliano Martinez.
In these first 10 minutes, Argentina were more aggressive.
It should be noted that FIFA still does not recognize this competition, which previously had two versions: 1985 (France beat Uruguay 2-0 in Paris) and 1993 (Argentina beat Denmark 5-4 on penalties after 1-1. For 120 minutes in Mar del Plata).
6′: A direct free kick by Messi was blocked by Di Lorenzo.
The final match is one match, without extra time, and in the event of a tie, the winner is decided by penalty shootout.
2′: Messi’s first shot on goal was to the side.
1′: Roll the ball.
Captain Chiellini (Italy) and Messi (Argentina) choose the pitch.
Now the Italian anthem echoes.
Argentina’s anthem is heard.
Tribute to Italy midfielder Chiellini, who said goodbye to the national team today.
The heroes are already on the field.
The profiles of the teams have already been determined in the tunnel.
Finalissima ambassadors enter the field with the cup and are accompanied by two children, in honor of two recently deceased footballers: Paolo Rossi (Italy) and Maradona (Argentina).
Full seats at Wembley. 10 minutes until kick-off.
Italy (the European champions) and Argentina (the South American champions, that is, the America’s Cup winner), will play from 19:45 this Wednesday, the so-called final, at the legendary Wembley Stadium in England.
Chilean Piero Gomez is the referee with fellow countrymen Cristian Schemann and Claudio Rios as assistants, while the fourth official is Spain’s Jesus Gil Manzano. He will also be in the role of the Spanish video assistant referee, Alejandro Hernandez, and will accompany the Portuguese Thiago Martins, the Spanish Juan Martinez Monoira in Avar.
Eleven are already known
Italia: Donnarumma. di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, and Emerson; Bessina, Jorginho, and Barilla; Berna Redeschi, Belotti and Raspaduri.
Alternatives: Cragno, Spinazzola, Locatelli, Lazzari, Florenzi, Politano, Meret, Acerbi, Cristante, Squacca, Pellegrini, Bastoni.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
Argentina: Emiliano Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, and Tagliajico; de Paul and Rodriguez; Dybala. Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez and Messi.
Alternatives: Armani, Foyth, MacAllister, Pezzella, Acuña, Alvarez, Rulli, Palacios, Nicolás González, Lisandro Martinez, Papu Gómez, Lo Celso.
Coach: Lionel Scaloni.
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