Angel Di María scored again in the final to lead Argentina to victory.
Argentina drew 3-3 with France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held at the Rusail Stadium in Alayan, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. Afterwards, a penalty shoot-out was played and Argenti won 4-2 to claim the title.
It was Argentina who brought the mood first. Di Maria’s performance shone. He won a penalty kick in the 23rd minute of the first half. Lionel Messi, who started as a kicker, finished and Argentina started to lead. Di Maria even scored an extra goal. In the 36th minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Alexis McAllister’s pass was calmly pushed.
Di Maria’s selection in this match was somewhat unexpected. He has been a key player for Argentina for a long time, but his performances went unnoticed at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After performing poorly in the match against Saudi Arabia in the first match of the group stage, he provided only one assist in the match against Mexico and later showed a performance that was below expectations.
However, coach Lionel Scaloni believed in Di María, who delivered a shot in an important game. Di Maria scored the winning goal in the 2021 Copa America final to win Argentina. He also scored a goal in the June match between South American champion Argentina and Euro 2020 champion Italy.
Di María induced a penalty kick in this final as well and shook the net directly. After Di Maria was substituted midway through the second half, France scored twice and the bloody battle continued until extra time and a penalty shootout. During the match, Di María repeated his tears and joy and did not let go of his tension, and eventually he was able to laugh at the end.
England’s ‘Talk Sports’ said, “Di Maria once again showed off her strong side in a big match by scoring in the World Cup final. Di Maria scored both in the Copa Ameria final and in the Finalisima match against Italy. His ability also shone in the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2013-14 season.”
At the time, Real met Atletico Madrid in the final. The opening goal was for Atlético. However, Sergio Ramos’ dramatic equalizer in added time in the second half sent the match into overtime. And in the 5th minute of the second half of extra time, Di Maria assisted Gareth Bale’s come-from-behind goal. Real won the title after goals from Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo. 토토
Di Maria assisted on the game-winning goal in the final, though he did not score. According to ‘Torque Sports’, Di María scored in the first leg of the 2014 Copa del Rey final and the 2012 Supercopa final. In the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he scored the winning goal against Nigeria to win the gold medal.