The first two matches of the Round of 16 were held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. The match wise highlights are appended below.

World Cup 2018: Day 15 – Matches – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M49: France Vs Argentina (4-3)

WC ’18 – Match 49: France Vs Argentina

Result: 4 – 3

Goal Scorers:

  • France: Antoine Griezmann 13′ (P) , Benjamin Pavard 57′ , Kylian Mbappe 64′ , 68′
  • Argentina: Angel Di Maria 41′ , Mercado 48′ , Sergio Aguero 90’+3′

Match Statistics:

France

Team Stats

Argentina

9

Shots 10

4

Shots On Target 4

39%

Possession

61%

21

Fouls 15

3

Yellow Cards

5

0

Red Cards 0
0 Offsides

1

0 Corners

4

Highlights:

  • Match Statistics indicate Argentina dominating in every aspect but still failed to outclass the French as they were knocked out of the World Cup 2018.
  • In the 1st half, France got lucky as Marcos Rojo was awarded a yellow card and France were awarded a penalty.
  • Antoine Griezmann took the penalty and scored to put France in the lead.

  • With 5 minutes left in the 1st half, Argentina’s Di Maria shot the ball into the nets from a distance of 35 yards to equalize the scoreboard.

  • The 1st ended with the scores being 1 – 1.
  • 3 minutes into the 2nd half, Gabriel Mercado successfully deflected Messi’s shot and scored the goal to put Argentina in the lead.

  • But, 9 minutes later Benjamin Pavard sublime strike drifted the ball into the nets to equalize the scoreboard.

  • Then came the highlight of this match. As, the 19-year old youngster, Kylian Mbappe scored twice in 4 minutes to put France in the lead by 2 goals.

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  • With the match coming to an end, Sergio Aguero scored a consoling goal but it was not good enough as France won the match to knock Argentina out of the World Cup 2018.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 – M50: Portugal Vs Uruguay (1-2)

WC ’18 – Match 50: Portugal Vs Uruguay

Result: 1 – 2

Goal Scorers:

  • Portugal: Pepe 55′
  • Uruguay: Edison Cavani 7′ , 62′

Match Statistics:

Uruguay

Team Stats Portugal

5

Shots 20

3

Shots On Target

5

33% Possession

67%

13 Fouls

13

0

Yellow Cards 1

0

Red Cards 0
0 Offsides

1

2 Corners

10

Highlights:

  • It was a high profile game with Uruguay clearly the favorites to win this match against Ronaldo’s Portuguese team.
  • In the 1st half, Edison Cavani perfectly found Luiz Suarez’s cross to give Uruguay with an early lead.
  • On the other Portugal couldn’t equalize in the 1st half, mainly because they lost their momentum every time they came close to scoring a goal.
  • However, in the 2nd half, Portugal’s possession dominance was rewarded as Pepe scored a goal to equalize the scoreboard.

  • But, 7 minutes later the lead was restored by none other than Edison Cavani who put Uruguay back in the driving seat.

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  • The match came in the last 10 minutes but despite taking a number of shots Portugal’s accuracy was poor.
  • Even Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t score for Portugal as they were knocked out of the World Cup 2018.

Join allsportspk tomorrow for the next matches of the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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