Lionel Messi confirmed up huge but once more and placed on a present in opposition to Netherlands to encourage Argentina to a win within the quarter finals.
Lionel Messi had already scored three objectives earlier than the sport began. Nevertheless, this time, the Argentinian turned supplier and put by a elegant ball to Nahuel Molina, who fired dwelling 10 minutes earlier than half-time.
Messi didn’t simply cease there. He went on to attain a penalty within the second-half earlier than the Netherlands launched a surprising comeback, with Wout Weghorst scoring two late objectives to ship the sport into extra-time.
The sport shifted from one aspect to a different in additional time. Simply on the finish of the second half, Argentina produced a few beautiful alternatives however remained unfortunate because the ball struck the pole. The sport was to be selected penalties.
Emi Martinez was the hero for Argentina within the penalty shootout. He got here out with an excellent show of goalkeeping to save lots of two penalty kicks.