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Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

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Di Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He'd done SFA before that shot, but that shot makes up for everything.

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Yeah he was useless up until that bit of brilliance. Just needed to move inside.

mind you, I’ve hardly even heard Pavons name so far.

Edited by john

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4 minutes ago, La Albearceleste said:

Di Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He'd done SFA before that shot, but that shot makes up for everything.

Given acres of space there. Yikes!

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3 minutes ago, john said:

Yeah he was useless up until that bit of brilliance. Just needed to move inside.

mind you, I’ve hardly even heard Pavons name so far.

Pavon's been fine. He's doing what he's there to do, which is stretch the French defence.

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France needs to keep giving the ball to Mbappe. Argentina can't deal with his speed. 

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6 minutes ago, Corvinus of Teranga said:

France needs to keep giving the ball to Mbappe. Argentina can't deal with his speed. 

Oui.  Match-disrupting speed.

Merde, that was quite a goal from Di Maria but as has been pointed out that was a chasm of space that he had.  Almost an extended penalty kick.  

Feels like France had several very powerful attacks that threatened but Argentina has had the advantage on possession.  

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Cracking goal from Di Maria. Argentina took control of the game after conceding and deserve to be level at halftime. 

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5 minutes ago, La Albearceleste said:

Pavon's been fine. He's doing what he's there to do, which is stretch the French defence.

Hmm ok. Doesn’t seem much use when there’s no goal threat. One shot on target that half and there’s not exactly going to be 25 yard screamers set up very often.

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The ability is obviously there, but so many of this Argentina team seem completely devoid of confidence. Di Maria is one of them, but perhaps the goal will turn that around.

If they can sort that aspect out, they could have a decent competition, but they'll struggle to get past France unless a few more of them get going.

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France look like the better team but threw away the impetus when they went ahead.  Now we'll see they can bounce back from that blow.  Argentina have shown resilience but haven't created much except for that wonder goal.

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1 minute ago, john said:

Hmm ok. Doesn’t seem much use when there’s no goal threat. One shot on target that half and there’s not exactly going to be 25 yard screamers set up very often.

Well, the issue is that there's two wingers and a false nine, so there's nobody in the box to cross to.

I'd take Perez off and put on a proper striker, myself.

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If Deschamps was planning on a counter-attacking strategy then is was a bit pointless to put Giroud in the starting XI. Should have gone with Dembele-Mbappe-Griezmann up top. 

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This France line-up is a joke. Good luck at playing the counter with only Mbappé doing the runs. Matuidi as left winger...

This Argentina team doesn't look better on a tactical POV, though. Messi plays both roles of "striker" and playmaker, which makes Albiceleste's attacks predictable. Great one from Di Maria though. Despite being french, I've had more joy watching Di Maria's strike than Griezmann's penalty (not to mention it's debatable in the first place…)

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Not sure that I’d agree that Argentina were ever in control. All they did at their best was put some crosses into nobody. Giving Argentina lots of the ball is in the French gameplan - drag the slow defence and midfield forward to create room for Mbappe in behind.

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Holy shit.  Thought Lloris just didn't see it live but then on the replay it was an incredibly lucky touch for which the keeper had no chance.  

France is lucky they have plenty of time.

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Lack of communication in defence there.

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