A waking nightmare for the French during this first period.
Argentina lead 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria.
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From the start of the match, the France team did not exist.
Argentina immediately set foot on the ball and never let go.
After 20 minutes of play, Ousmane Dembélé seems to overlap Angel di Maria in the French area.
The fault seems slight but the referee does not hesitate and designates the penalty spot.
The VAR does not intervene.
Lionel Messi obviously takes responsibility and does not tremble.
The Argentine captain takes Hugo Lloris on the wrong foot (23rd) and scores his sixth goal of the competition.
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The Blues are underwater and fail to react.
Ten minutes later, Léo Messi, the conductor, went on the counterattack and served Angel di Maria perfectly, who did not flinch against Hugo Lloris and doubled the lead shortly after the half-hour mark (35').
Didier Deschamps is quick to react on his side.
Ousmane Dembélé and Olivier Giroud leave in the 40th minute of play. Replaced by Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani.
The French team is logically led 2-0 at the break, after 45 minutes without having attempted a single shot in the first period.
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