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Scotland v Argentina Live Commentary, 19/06/2019

3 - 3
K. Little (19)
J. Beattie (49)
E. Cuthbert (69)
M. Menéndez (74)
L. Alexander (79 og)
F. Bonsegundo (90+4 pen)
Parc des Princes


That will do it for our live coverage of this Women's World Cup match between Scotland and Argentina! We hope you enyjoyed following along, and will join us again soon!
After the craziness that was this match, Argentina do still have an incredibly slim shot of advancing through a third-place slot, but will need Chile v Thailand and Cameroon v New Zealand to both end as draws. As for Scotland, their first ever appearance at the Women's World Cup ends in the group stage.
What a comeback, or what a collapse depending on which side of events you're on. After an hour of dominance in which Scotland scored three times (19', 49', 69'), they took their foot off the pedal a little bit and, with fresh legs, Argentina quickly started to take advantage. Jose Carlos Borrello pulled off a masterclass with his changes as substitutes Ippolito and Menendez combined for a goal in the 74th minute and then Bonsegundo's long-range effort hit the bar and the goalkeeper and crept in just five minutes later. Then things took a turn for the insane in the final minutes as, much like in the Nigeria v France match, a penalty was saved, retaken, and then scored by Bonsegundo. This goal brought Argentina level and kept their slim hopes of advancing alive! On the other hand, despite performing well for most of this match, Scotland will be heading home.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: Scotland 3-3 Argentina
F. Bonsegundo
Penalty Goal
90' + 4' GOOALLLL!!!!!! ARGENTINA ARE LEVEL!!!! Bonsegundo stepped up on the second time of asking, and powered her right-footed effort straight down the middle of the goal! What a comeback this has been! Scotland 3-3 Argentina
L. Alexander
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Alexander is shown yellow for coming off her line on the penalty save.
90' + 3' PENALTY GIVEN AGAIN! Alexander came off her line on the penalty save, and Argentina have another chance from the spot!
90' + 1' DOUBLE SAVE!!!!! Alexander dove right and parried Bonsegundo's effort back right into the path of the penalty taker... but she saved the follow up as well!
89' PENALTY! After reviewing the video, Hyang-Ok Ri points to the spot and Argentina will have a chance to draw level!
87' PENALTY SHOUT! Cometti was taken down in the box and this will be looked at by VAR!
F. Brown
L. Evans
86' Scotland make their final change as Brown replaces Evans.
S. Howard
K. Smith
86' Smith is replaced by Howard for Scotland.
C. Weir
Yellow Card
85' Weir gets a yellow as well just seconds after her team-mate Cuthbert.
E. Cuthbert
Yellow Card
85' Cuthbert picks up a yellow card for kicking the ball away after play was whistled dead.
84' These late goals could be quite damaging for Scotland as goal difference would likely be all that would separate them from the other third-place candidates from Groups E and F.
M. Mayorga
V. Santana
82' Argentina make their final substitution as Mayorga comes on for Santana.
D. Ippólito
79' Ippolito with a second assist in a matter of minutes as she plays a simple ball over to Bonsegundo who hit a rocket from outside the box that bounced off Alexander and in!
L. Alexander
Own Goal
79' GOOALLLL!!!!! ARGENTINA SCORE AGAIN! Bonsegundo hammered a shot from distance that hit the underside of the crossbar, the goalkeeper Alexander, and then bounced in! This game is well and truly on now! Scotland 3-2 Argentina
77' All three goals that Argentina have scored at the Women's World Cup have come in the final match of the group stage.
M. Larroquette
Yellow Card
75' Larroquette picks up a yellow card in the aftermath of the goal.
D. Ippólito
74' Ippolito, having recently come on, collected a long ball froward from Correa, waited for the run of Menendez and then played the latter into the box where she finished the chance!
M. Menéndez
74' GOOALLLL!! Argentina get a goal back! With some route one stuff, Menendez scores on a quick counter after being slotted into the box by Ippoloito who had only just come onto the pitch! It's hard to see them scoring another two goals, but what a moment for Argentina as they score their first goal at France 2019! Scotland 3-1 Argentina
73' Argentina drive into the box and try a cross that goes behind for a Scotland goal-kick. They are getting forward a bit more now.
D. Ippólito
S. Jaimes
70' After the goal, Ippolito replaces Jaimes up front for Argentina.
E. Cuthbert
69' GOOALLLLL! Scotland have a third! From the corner, Crichton headed a chance goalward that was parried onto the bar by Correa, but the rebound bounced kindly to Cuthbert who finished her right-footed effort into an open goal! What a day for the Scots! Scotland 3-0 Argentina
69' CHANCE! After a cheap giveaway in defence, Cuthbert took aim and forced an athletic save from Correa! Corner to Scotland.
68' Little did well to pick the ball off of Segundo, and sent the latter to the floor with a little shoulder-to-shoulder contact in the process.
66' 82.5 per cent of this match has been played in the midfield or Argentina's defensive third.
64' Weir and Emslie pull off the skills in the final third, eventually winning a corner for Scotland.
63' Argentina have recorded 41 per cent of their total shots at this year's tournament today, but have been unable to turn any of them into goals.
M. Menéndez
E. Banini
60' Banini looked Argentina's brightest spark, yet is now withdrawn in favour of Menendez.
58' Larraquette leaves Docherty in a heap after a late slide. It'll be a free-kick to Scotland, and the former can count herself lucky to have avoided a card.
56' Cuthbert goes down on the edge of the box, but the referee deemed it fair play. To the credit of the former, she bounced right back up to chase the ball rather than make a meal of it.
54' Argentina now have a massive mountain to climb as they need two goals to even snatch a point, and have scored just two Women's World Cup goals ever.
52' Bravo is fouled by Emslie in her own half and Argentina will have a free-kick.
C. Weir
49' After a poor corner, Weir received the ball again and this time sent a brilliant right-footed cross into the path of Beattie who hammered it home!
J. Beattie
49' GOOALLL!!!! Scotland score a second! Beattie sat off the back of her defender in the penalty area, and powered a Weir cross past Correa and into the back of the net! What a goal for Scotland, and it means so much in their pursuit of a place in the round of 16! Scotland 2-0 Argentina
48' Emslie heavily involved at the start of the half here as she continues to find space on the left. She's already sent in two crosses, and there's definitely more where that came from.
46' The referee's whistle sounds once more, and this match is back underway!
It will be interesting to see how these sides set up for the second half. Scotland, of course, have the lead and will be wanting to hold onto it but it's probably too early to start setting up shop and guard their goal advantage. Will they continue to push forward or will they play a bit more conservatively after the break? As for Argentina, they have to throw everything at the wall so don't be surprised if we see an attacking substitution sooner or later since, if they fail to score, they will be heading home.
Scotland head into the break with a 1-0 lead after a first half that was full of ups and downs. After an early chance for Scotland, Argentina spent about 10 minutes controlling the match and then the match turned around again after Little's goal in the 19th minute. From there, Scotland continued to grow stronger, and stronger straight through to half-time. Argentina certainly weren't without their chances though as both Larroquette and Jaimes had chances denied by the post, saves, or blocks. As things stand, Scotland have jumped ahead of Nigeria on goal difference and would be in line to advance through a third-place finish, while Argentina would be eliminated.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: Scotland 1-0 Argentina
45' + 1' Weir shoots a swerving shot from outside of the box that just tails to the left of goal. Not a bad attempt that.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
43' Banini glides through the Scottish defence, avoiding challenges left and right before swinging the ball out to the right wing.
41' Scotland pulling off an impressive string of passes now as they build an attack and look for a way through this Argentine defence.
38' Emslie tries to take on Bravo down the left, but the latter comes off the better this time, poking the ball away from the Scottish winger and retrieving it on the other side.
36' Little plays a terrific ball down the left and into the stride of Emslie who sends in a low cross that's picked out by Correa. Fantastic play from Scotland, that was only missing the goal.
34' Brilliant last-ditch sliding tackle from Corsie to take the ball off the shooting foot of Jaimes in the penalty area! If she'd gotten that wrong it almost certainly would have been a goal or a penalty!
32' Cometti gets a speaking too after a foul on Cuthbert. The former will have to be on her best behaviour in order to avoid a yellow card.
30' A diagonal ball is played in the direction of Bonsegundo on the left, but it has too much pace and bounces away for a Scotland throw.
28' Cuthbert finds Evans with a fantastic lofted pass that, after the first touch, deflects off Cometti for a Scotland corner.
27' Little's goal was the first Scotland have scored in the first half of a match at the Women's World Cup.
25' Benitez tries her luck from distance once more and, just like last time, misses high over the crossbar.
23' As things currently stand, Scotland would finish third in Group D and, if they were to advance via a third-place slot, would face either France or Germany in the round of 16.
21' Cometti fouls Cuthbert on the right wing and Scotland will have a free-kick.
E. Cuthbert
19' Cuthbert pounced on a spilt save, and then played the ball back to Little who finished the chance on the slide!
K. Little
19' GOALLLLLL!!!!! Scotland take the lead! Correa saved the initial effort at goal which fell to Cuthbert who cut the ball back to Little who poked it over the line with the goal gaping! That's come against the run of play, but Scotland certainly won't care about that! Scotland 1-0 Argentina
16' DOUBLE CHANCE! Larroquette is found with a cross at the back post and heads her effort off the crossbar! It then rebounds to Jaimes who powers her shot right into the body of Alexander and the ball is eventually cleared!
15' Benitez goes for goal from a free-kick, but her effort soars over the crossbar for a goal-kick.
13' Scotland can't seem to get the ball out of their half at the minute as Argentina turn up the pressure.
11' A through-ball is attempted to Banini down the left, but Smith was wise to it and cut it out.
8' Argentina win the first corner of the match after a cross was blocked behind by Weir.
6' After progressing into Scotland's half, an Argentinian player is called offside and the move ends.
4' After an early flurry from Scotland, it's Argentina who are now controlling the ball in midfield.
2' Cuthbert gets an early half-chance from just outside the box and lofts her shot wide right of goal.
1' Referee Hyang-Ok Ri blows her whistle, and this match is underway!
The teams are on the pitch as the national anthems ring around the Parc des Princes. Not long to go now!
Just two changes for Argentina after their 1-0 loss to England in their last match. Larroquette and Santana step into the starting line-up with Sachs and Mayorga finding themselves on the bench. The key player for Argentina though will surely be Sole Jaimes. Despite having not found the back of the net in France, the striker led her nation in goals (five) at the Copa America Femenina and is their most dangerous attacking threat. With Argentina having just seven total shots at this tournament thus far, James will need to step up today if they are to pick up all three points.
Scotland make three changes after their 2-1 loss to Japan last time out. Docherty, Emslie, and Crichton come into the starting XI while Lauder, Arnot, and Ross all drop to the bench. The latter is the most surprising absentee considering no player scored more goals for Scotland in qualifying (four) but, with nothing to show for her efforts in France, she loses her spot. Of course, that doesn’t mean that West Ham striker won’t have an impact today though as she will definitely be turned to if Scotland are trailing in the second half.
Argentina substitutes: Solana Pereyra, Miriam Mayorga, Milagros Menendez, Gabriela Chavez, Natalie Juncos, Yael Oviedo, Adriana Sachs, Virginia Gomez, Dalila Ippolito, Gabriela Garton, Maria Belen Potassa, Mariela Coronel.
Argentina (4-1-4-1): Vanina Correa; Linda Bravo, Agustina Barroso, Aldana Cometti, Eliana Stabile; Lorena Benítez; Flor Bonsegundo, Vanesa Santana, Mariana Larroquette, Estefania Banini; Sole Jaimes.
Scotland substitutes: Joelle Murray, Lana Clelland, Lizzie Arnot, Fiona Brown, Jenna Fife, Jane Ross, Sophie Howard, Hayley Lauder, Shannon Lynn, Joanne Love, Chloe Arthur.
Scotland (4-4-2): Lee Alexander; Kirsty Smith, Rachel Corsie, Jennifer Beattie, Nicola Docherty; Lisa Evans, Kim Little, Caroline Weir, Claire Emslie; Erin Cuthbert, Leanne Crichton.
Now, let’s take a look at how these sides will be lining up today!
Argentina have not exactly been a goal threat at the Women’s World Cup, having scored two total goals in their eight appearances, but they may be confident heading into today’s match considering both came against European opposition.
Scotland are still looking to to pick up their first point at the Women’s World Cup, something that none of this year’s debuting nations have managed to do at this year’s tournament thus far (South Africa, Jamaica, Chile).
We should be in for a hard-fought match today as a loss for either side would all but eliminate them from this tournament.
Hello, and welcome to this Women’s World Cup match between Scotland and Argentina!