During Argentine star Lionel Messi‘s failed penalty after his side’s 2-0 WC victory in Qatar, Poland goalie Wojciech Szczesny claimed he dropped a €100 wager with Argentina striker.
The Copa champions of last year, who now will play Aussies in the Knockouts on Saturday, were able to secure victory as well as top position in Group C with two strikes from Mac Allister as well as Julian Alvarez.
In addition, Poland advanced to the round of 16 despite having lost to Argentina despite defeating Mex on goal differential on Sunday to secure a matchup with the defending world cup winners France.
Wojciech Szczesny Says he Lost A Bet With Messi:
The judgment by ref Makkelie to grant the penalty kick surprised Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who’d been evaluated to have struck Messi in the face with his hand while trying to collect an aerobatic ball. Wojciech Szczesny’s penalty save against Messi will indeed inevitably prove critical for Poland inside the gd battle with Mexico.
The goalie in a post match interview said that he was talking with Messi while the reff was checking the VAR, and he placed a wager that that the ref was not going to give a penalty to that. So, he said that he lost the bet ultimately.
Wojciech Szczesny had already denied Al-Dawsari in Pol’s 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia last Saturday. This marked the WC goalkeeper’s 2nd save from a penalty.
Due to his miss from penalty mark, Messi was unable to tie Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford, Cody Gakpo, and Valencia for the lead in the Tournament’s Golden Boot standings with 3 goals each.
After converting a penalty versus Saudi Arabia and then another strike against Mexico, the Psg star has 2 goals.