Lionel Messi scored his fifth objective of the World Cup in Argentina’s semifinal match towards Croatia on Tuesday on the Lusail Stadium.
Messi scored within the thirty fourth minute after a penalty was awarded to Argentina for a foul on Julian Alvarez by goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
The resolution to award the spot-kick, nonetheless, has divided opinions amongst pundits and followers on social media.
Former England skipper and pundit Gary Neville felt it wasn’t the suitable name by the referee Daniele Orsato. “Penalty ? Not for me at all!” tweeted Neville.
Another former England worldwide Ian Wright, an ITV pundit, stated, “They didn’t even check the VAR. I have no idea why. It’s not a penalty.”
Former Irish footballer Roy Keane, stated, “I agree with the lads, that’s not a penalty for me.