of 2022 FIFA World Cup Continuing on Friday on FOX, Argentina defeated the Netherlands 3-2 on penalty kicks in the second quarter-final leg of the tournament at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
Argentina seemed to dominate the match 2-0 with Nahuel Molina scoring in the first half and Lionel Messi scoring on a penalty kick in the second half. Wout Weghorst scored with his header in the 83rd minute to make it 2-1 and in extra time he scored again in the 11th minute.
Both teams remained scoreless until extra time, setting up penalty kicks. Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved his two shots in the first of his penalty kicks, putting Argentina in control before scoring his 4-3 on penalties.
However, the Netherlands pushed in the final minutes to force extra time.
The winner will face Croatia in the semi-finals, which begin on Tuesday, December 13th.
Croatia dominate tournament favorites Brazil They won on penalty kicks in their first quarter-final match-up on Friday, stamping their ticket to the semi-final round.
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Netherlands v Argentina
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8′: Dangerous business!
Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppelt almost gave Argentina a golden chance when he charged up an attacker and endangered a pass Julian Alvarez.
23 mins: Messi is a little too expensive
Lionel Messi had a promising chance just outside the box, but his strike kept the match scoreless as the ball went over the net.
35 min: Messi’s magic scores Argentina’s goal
It wasn’t Messi’s shot that gave Argentina the lead. Rather, it was his no-look pass of a through-ball to Nahuel’s Molina that put Argentina into a 1-0 lead late in the first half.
Argentina’s Nahuel Molina scores in the 34th minute against the Netherlands
Watch Argentina’s Nahuel Molina score against the Netherlands in the 34th minute of the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
45′: It’s soccer, not basketball!
Argentina’s Cristian Romero was shown a yellow card after slamming the ball in an attempt to stop a Dutch pass.
55′: Will Messi get away with one?
Messi apparently hit the ball with his hand on this play, but was not issued a yellow card.
63 min: Almost Messi
The Argentinian star was trailing 2-0 with a free kick outside the box.
71 min: Dutch penalty.
Denzel Dumfries fouled inside the penalty box to give Argentina a chance to lead 2-0.
73 mins: Messi makes the most of it
Messi scored the penalty to put Argentina ahead 2-0 and well positioned to reach the semi-finals.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores in the 71st minute against the Netherlands
Watch Argentina’s Lionel Messi score against the Netherlands in the 71st minute of the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
Memphis Depay and Lisandro Martínez each received a yellow card as the situation got a little too physical.
83′: Stayin’ Alive
Wout Weghorst headed in to score for the Netherlands to make it 2-1 with time remaining.
Netherlands’ Wout Weghorst scores in the 83rd minute against Argentina
Watch Wout Weghorst of the Netherlands score the goal against Argentina in the 83rd minute of the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
88′: It’s getting hot!
Argentina’s Leandro Paredes got a yellow card for a bad foul in front of the Dutch bench. He kicked the ball on the Dutch bench and the players rose to charge him.
Virgil van Dijk has a deck of Paredes but no cards.
90′ + 11′: Dutch Delight goes into overtime!
Weghorst scored the second goal of the match in the set-off to save the Netherlands and send the match into extra time.
Netherlands’ Wout Weghorst scores in the 90+11 minute against Argentina
Watch Holland’s Wout Weghorst score a goal against Argentina in 90+11′ of the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
114′: Argentina is near
Argentina caused an upset in the box, but the Netherlands were able to prevent the match-winning goal.
120′ + 1′: Leave post and enter penalty!
Argentina’s Enso Fernández’s shot hit the post to keep the game at 2-2 and send it to a penalty shootout.
- Emiliano Martinez stopped Van Dijk’s penalty and put the Netherlands into the hole in the first round of penalty kicks.
- Messi scored the penalty kick at the end of round 1 to give Argentina a 1-0 lead.
- Martinez made another save, this time stopping Steven Berghuis to keep the Dutchman off the board with penalty kicks in the first two rounds.
- Paredes scored a tight goal along the posts to put Argentina ahead 2–0 in the second round.
- Teun Koopmeiners eventually put the Netherlands on the board with a penalty in Round 3.
- Gonzalo Montiel continued his way to victory by leading Argentina 3-1 in the first three rounds.
- Weghorst kept the Netherlands alive with a goal at the start of Round 4
- Enzo Fernandez kept Holland alive by going wide to the left at the end of the fourth round.
- Luuk de Jong scored a goal to keep the Netherlands ahead 3-3 at the start of Round 5.
- Lautaro Martinez closed out the Netherlands with a powerful shot to the left.
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