It came as a very huge shock for Argentina as they lost their second Group D World Cup Match to Croatia. They were defeated by three goals to nothing.
Argentina desperately needed a win the match but unfortunately it was the reverse that happened – they didn’t even come close to realising that dream. 90 minutes and three goals later Argentina were left shocked.
Photos of the Argentinian star Lionel Messi, totally distraught, on the pitch, have gone viral over the Internet and it seems the only World Cup they will be winning this year is the World Cup of sadness.
The Argentina and Barcelona talisman entered the second game of the 2018 World Cup looking for a measure of redemption after missing a penalty against Iceland that contributed to a disappointing 1-1 draw in his team’s opening game.
But Croatia appeared determined to deny him that in the first half of the contest, as Messi simply was not afforded much in the way of opportunities to do much for Argentina.
Messi managed just 20 touches in the first half, the second fewest touches of any Argentina player, as his side ended up suffering an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Croatia.
It was a stark change from what the superstar is used to and likely incredibly frustrating as his team tried to get their World Cup campaign on track.
As bad as it was for Messi, things were even uglier for Sergio Aguero who got just 7 touches in the 1st half of the match