Lionel Messi missed penalty results in 1-1 draw between Argentina and Iceland – Research Snipers

Lionel Messi missed penalty results in 1-1 draw between Argentina and Iceland

Messi after missing penalty at FIFA World Cup 2018 during a group match between Argentina and Iceland

It was not an ordinary game where the mistakes could be forgiven, it was the FIFA World Cup 2018 game, a game which was watched more than half of the world. The world’s no. 5 team Argentina was playing with no. 22 Iceland.

Messi is the world’s top player was cushioning the Argentina side along with some famous strikers such as Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Javier Mascherano. But these top players even couldn’t buy the win for Argentina.

The game was fiercely attacking by Argentina but Icelandic players made a strong defensive castle throughout the game. Messi alone tried almost 10 shots at the goal post but couldn’t covert a single goal, a day full of bad luck for Argentina.

But the most disturbing thing for Argentinians was when Messi missed a hard-earned penalty stroke in the second half. It was clearly not Messi’s day nor Argentina’s.

Iceland, on the other hand, played as a defensive wall throughout the game, they kept Argentina strikers holding back until the last whistle blown. Alfreo Finnbogason scored just after few minutes Sergio Aguero sent the ball back of the net, bringing hope back to Icelanders.