Doha, Dec. 1 -- : Alexis Mac Allister of Argentina, overjoyed at scoring his first World Cup goal, said that by winning their group stage match and moving on to the next round, they had put the agony of their initial loss to Saudi Arabia behind them.

A goal each from Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez sent Argentina at the top of the Group C table and into the round of 16 as they outperformed Poland in every department to win 2-0 in their final group stage match at Stadium 974 in Doha on Wednesday.

With this victory, Argentina finish their group-stage campaign with six points and two wins and a loss.

"We wanted to compensate for that defeat [against Saudi Arabia]. In the second group game, we found the calm we needed. Today, it was a great ...