One of the worse matches in this World Cup leaves us Argentina to play Germany in the final, the Netherlands ready to go home after a meaningless game that awaits and memes that mostly focus on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who isn’t a part of this tournament for quite some time.
No team tried to break their tactical mold. No one attacked with great numbers. It was simply two managers not willing to take risks, and hoping that the talent on their teams, which was Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and the players around them, will somehow make it through the forest of defenders and defensive midfielders.
Now it’s going to be a third final between Germany and Argentina. The first one, in 1986, ended with a 3-2 Argentine win. The second came four years later, with Germany getting their revenge, winning 1-0. The teams met four years ago in South Africa. Germany won 4-0, but that Diego Maradona managing. A very different story.
Cristiano Ronaldo? Any time Messi knows some success, the name of the Portuguese star comes up. He didn’t make it out of the group stage. Because of him and because of his team. It is no indication to the difference between him and Lionel Messi, but comparing the two always makes for some great news and arguments.