Lionel Messi Marches On As Argentina Beat Netherlands On Penalties To Reach World Cup Semis | Football News


Argentina defeated Netherlands on penalties to qualify for semi-finals© AFP

Argentina beat the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in the early hours of Saturday after a dramatic 2-2 draw to reach the World Cup semi-finals. Dutch substitute Wout Weghorst scored two late goals, including a stoppage-time leveller, after Argentina had led 2-0 through Nahuel Molina and Lionel Messi‘s penalty. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was Argentina’s hero in the shootout, saving two spot-kicks as they won 4-3 on penalties.

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