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Julian Alvarez’s individual brilliance puts Argentina up 2-0 vs. Croatia [VIDEO]

Alvarez had some good fortune on this goal.

Argentina v Croatia: Semi Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Julian Alvarez of Argentina battles for possession with Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It took five minutes for Argentina to double their advantage over Croatia in the 2022 World Cup semifinal, with Julian Alvarez getting the job done this time. Alvarez had some good fortune on this individual run but he also maintained his composure well and finished it off in style.

When you look at the replay and see Alvarez start with the ball at midfield going up against three defenders tracking back, it seems impossible for him to get anywhere close to the goal. However, Croatia’s defenders were unable to get solid contact on their attempts to clear the ball and Livakovic made another error in judgement when coming out of his box.

Alvarez has now taken over this game, drawing a penalty resulting in Argentina’s first goal and now scoring one of his own. We’ll see if Argentina keep pushing for more goals or hunker down defensively with a 2-0 lead.