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Barcelona World Cup spotlight: Messi, Christensen, Lewandowski, Dembele, Kounde

It’s hardly been three days since the World Cup has started and we already have our first upset. On a day when four games were played back-to-back, not one of them disappointed unless you are an Argentina fan.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina took on Saudi Arabia in the earliest kick-off on Tuesday in what eventually ended as a shock win for the Middle-East nation. After all the hype that surrounded the South Americans, this was a harsh reality check.

Elsewhere, Denmark missed a glorious opportunity to get their campaign up and running failing to get a win against Tunisia with the dark horses of the tournament stumbling to a 0-0 draw against the North African side.

Mexico took on Poland in the third game on the day. In a match that was quite frantic from start to finish, it was Robert Lewandowski’s side that had a glorious chance to win the game but ultimately it ended in the second 0-0 draw of the day.

France took on Australia in the final match of the day. Les Bleus would have fancied their chances in this game and Didier Deschamps’ men comfortably won the game 4-1 to begin their title defence.

Barcelona players were in action throughout the day and we at Barca Universal take a deeper look at how they performed in their respective matches today, along with Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi (vs Saudi Arabia):

He may not be a Barcelona player anymore but almost every Barça fan will undoubtedly be following and supporting Argentina and Lionel Messi in this World Cup. However, it was not a good day for the Catalans’ former No. 10.

Argentina came into this World Cup with huge expectations of what they can do and were on a 36-match unbeaten streak. They were expected to be fairly comfortable against Saudi Arabia and that’s how it looked for the first half at least.

Messi got on the scoresheet very early into the game from the spot to give Argentina the lead. La Albiceleste put the ball in the back of the net three more times in the first 45 minutes only for all of them to be…


Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/barcelona-world-cup-spotlight-messi-christensen-lewandowski-dembele-kounde/

Author : Pranav Kannan

Publish date : 2022-11-23 07:11:01

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