Craig Goodwin makes history as Socceroos gun scores Australia’s FIRST EVER goal in a World Cup knockout match as Adelaide United star’s deflected strike offers Graham Arnold’s side hope in Qatar
- Craig Goodwin made history for Australia with his strike against Argentina
- The Socceroos took on their South American rivals in the last-16 in Qatar
- Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez scored twice but Goodwin offered some hope
- His deflected effort was the first Australia goal scored in a World Cup knockout
Craig Goodwin not only offered Australia hope in their World Cup last-16 clash against Argentina, but he made Socceroos history in Qatar.
The Adelaide United gun was brought off the bench in an attempt to inspire an unlikely comeback against Argentina, with Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez giving the favourites a two-goal cushion.
And he certainly lifted spirits for the Socceroos fans watching around the world. His thunderous strike ricocheted off Enzo Fernandez and crashed into the back of the net, offering the Aussies a lifeline with over 10 minutes to go.
That goal will also live on for years to come as it is the first goal ever scored for Australia in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
More to follow.
Craig Goodwin made history with his strike for Australia against Argentina on Sunday
The Adelaide United star became the first Australian to score in a World Cup knockout match