Croatia demolished Argentina, 3-0, in Thursday’s World Cup match. Some may refer to it as an upset, but Croatia have been in better form, and the result reflected that.
The match was scoreless at the half, but Croatia imposed its will in the final 45 minutes. A goal by Ante Rebic in the 53rd minute set the tone, and Croatia did not look back after that.
As for Argentina, there was nothing but disappointment. The squad that is loaded with offensive firepower was shut out, in what was essentially a must-win match. And Twitter, as you might imagine, was not kind to them.
The reactions from Argentina fans at the game were just as telling.
Diego Maradona had a pretty solid one, too.
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