World Cup – Quarter Finals – Netherlands vs Argentina

Another match, another penalty shootout! Argentina were the better side versus the Netherlands and they will be going through.

W. Weghorst 83′
W. Weghorst 90′
N. Molina 35′
L. Messi 73′

Location: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Referee: Antonio Mateu, Spain

Manager: L. van Gaal
Subs: S. Berghuis 46′, T. Koopmeiners 46′, L. de Jong 64′, W. Weghorst 78′, N. Lang 113′

Manager: L. Scaloni
Subs: L. Paredes 67′, N. Tagliafico 78′, G. Pezzella 78′, L. Martinez 82′, G. Montiel 106′, A. Di Maria 112′

Argentina wins on penalties.

The South Americans opened the scoring in the 38th minute, thanks to a brilliant Leo Messi pass and a Molina finish. They added another one, thanks to a penalty, after a Dumfries foul.

Netherlands left it late, however they did manage to take the game to extra time. Wolfsburg’s Weghorst scored twice, first with a nice header, then after a free kick scheme, which saw the ball at his feet to make it 2-2 in the 11th minute of injury time!

Argentina were the better side in extra time, however they did not manage to score. Enzo Fernandes, Lautaro Martinez and Messi all came close.

Netherlands missed the first two penalties(Van Dijk and Berghuis) and this basically granted Argentine the victory. They will face Croatia in the Semi Finals.