FIFA World Cup:
Argentina defeat Croatia 3-0, reach final
With a convincing 3-0 victory over Croatia, Lionel Messi enabled Argentina to advance to the World Cup final.
On minute 34, Messi scored the game's first goal with a powerfully hit penalty.
Alvarez swiftly followed by making a direct solo run through the center of Croatia's defense.
Alvarez added the side's third, thanks in part to a signature run from Messi.
Argentina, who have twice won the World Cup, advance to Sunday's final where they will face either France or Morocco.