The stats behind Ousmane Dembélé’s poor World Cup final performance against Argentina

France lost on penalties to Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final on Sunday.

Argentina took the lead when Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot after Ousmane Dembélé fouled the impressive Ángel Di María in the box.

Dembélé was taken off by France head coach Didier Deschamps after just 40 minutes into the final and we have looked at a dismal display by the Barcelona winger.

Dembélé in 40 minutes vs Argentina:

  • 0 shots on target –
  • 0 successful crosses
  • 0 key passes
  • 0 completed dribbles
  • 0/5 duels won
  • Gave away a penalty

France’s performance improved in the second half. Kylian Mbappé’s brace sent the game to extra time before Argentina won their first World Cup title since 1986.

Lionel Messi eventually got his hands on the World Cup. Here is how the Argentina captain performed:

  • 85 touches
  • 2 goals
  • 5 shots/4 on target
  • 1 big chance created
  • 3 key passes
  • 47/54 accurate passes

GSFN | Kieran Quaile

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