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Cheer up, Leo, the kids are alright! Winners, losers & ratings as Argentina reach last 16 despite Messi's penalty miss

Lionel Messi is a lucky boy. For a long, long time in Doha, it appeared as if Argentina were going to pay for their captain's latest penalty miss with a place in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup.

However, this time, Messi was bailed out by two unlikely heroes, with Alexis Mac Allister making the crucial breakthrough against Poland before Julian Alvarez sealed a 2-0 victory that sees the Albiceleste progress to the knockout stages as winners of Group C.

Lionel Scaloni's side will now face Australia in Al Rayyan on Saturday and, having recovered from the shock of losing to Saudi Arabia in their tournament-opener with back-to-back wins, Argentina are once again looking like serious World Cup contenders.

GOAL runs through all of the winners and losers from a raucous Stadium 974...

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