Somewhere, Sergio Romero just broke his remote.
In the 53rd minute of Argentina vs. Croatia, Willy Caballero served a dud up to Ante Rebic for Croatia, who rifled a screamer past Caballero to put Croatia up 1-0 over Argentina. Argentina, who tied with Iceland 1-1 in their first match, are trying to rely on Lionel Messi, but other teams know it.
The Caballero gaffe might be one of the worst goals we've seen thus far, but credit to Rebic for his hit. He wasn't going to miss his chance.
As you would expect, fans were upset by Caballero's mistake -- but that didn't stop plenty of fans from laughing at it.
Wily Caballero, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Just gifted Croatia a goal in a tight game. Absolutely shocking. Sergio Romero is sorely missed.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) June 21, 2018
Welp. I guess a 10/10 mistake deserves a 10/10 finish.— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) June 21, 2018
most predictable goal of the World Cup - a Caballero kicking error— Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) June 21, 2018
Somehow, Cristiano Ronaldo’s stock will rise because Messi did nothing to stop that Caballero howler.— Rudi Schuller (@RudiSchuller) June 21, 2018
It's hard not to imagine that Messi is at least a little frustrated with how this match is playing out. A combination of poor defense and hilariously bad goalkeeping have Argentina down. Croatia also deserves credit for how it's played Argentina, not even giving Messi the opportunity to make a play and collapsing on him with every touch. The perils of running through one player.
Group D is shaping up to be a lot more interesting than a lot of people expected coming in. You can check out.