Argentina is in the semifinals of Qatar World Cup after having beaten the Netherlands on penalties. Nahuel Molina y Messi they gave advantage to the albiceleste, who saw how Weghorst tied for those of Van Gaal in the final stretch. Finally, they had to win in an exciting penalty shootout. Croatia, the executioner of Brazil, awaits them in the penultimate round.
The game started with Argentina trying to dominate and overtake the Dutch goal, but with little depth. The occasions were scarce and the meeting began to lower the intensity marches. One touch, two touch, three touch and zero depth. A beautiful tribute to a spain that is no longer Some isolated action shrank the orange and albiceleste hearts, but little else. Absolutely nothing was happening and even the big one, largely Argentine, began to silence.
Then came the 35th minute, Messi He caught the ball in three quarters of the field, faced, eyed and put a pass that only a genius can give so that Nahuel Molinaprevious touch of Van Dijk to the ball, defined perfectly by putting those of staircases ahead on the scoreboard. Until then nothing had happened, but Argentina has to Leo and that usually gives you an advantage.
After the target, the spirited Argentine public began to listen again, while Netherlands decided that he had to put something else on the lawn of Lusail if they wanted to equalize a tie that had already become difficult for them. They tried with actions from set pieces, but it was not enough to return the tables to the scoreboard before the break.
At the beginning of the second part Van Gaal made two changes. Things were not working out and he had to shake the team. Mountain House y Buyers they entered by Mountain wine y The Roon. But the reality is that little changed the meeting these movements. Although it is true that the oranges stepped on the Argentine field frequently, the occasions did not appear. In fact, he had the best Messi with a free-kick at minute 63 that, due to the optical effect, made the midfield scream goal.
Arriving at minute 70, Dumfries committed a clear penalty on coin what Leo Messi, with astonishing tranquility, was in charge of transforming to make it 0-2 and put more land in the middle, although it was not going to be enough. as before Australiaa Argentina He had to suffer in the final minutes, but this time he did end up paying for it.
Weghorstwho had come on five minutes earlier for Depay, closed the gap with a great header for a Netherlands that I was not going to stop believing. Before the Argentine drama, Paredes He formed the first big row of the game by hitting the bench with a ball. Later, a tremendous quilombo was formed. Matthew discounted 10 minutes and those of Van Gaal heaven was opened to them. They rowed and rowed until in 99′ Pezella there was a foul on the front that the Dutch executed to perfection.
the boys of Van Gaal They pulled a set play to force overtime. WeghorstOnce again, he received an inside pass, turned around and crossed the ball to tie the game at two. The miracle was consecrated Orange, which had only given the level for 20 minutes. Of course, enough to force a tremendous extension.
Before extra time, both teams got involved again in a second brawl. The tension in the green Lusail It was too big. Then the ball started rolling and in extra time Lautaro y Enzo Fernandez they had the winning goals, but fortune did not smile on them. And to top it off, Otamendi he crashed a ball off the post in the last minute of extra time. There was no time for more and the duel was decided on penalties.
Penalties came and Van Dijk missed the first throw of Netherlands. Messi, with all the calm in the world, his did not fail. those of Van Gaal they also failed the second. Leandro he scored for the albiceleste. He marked the next two la Orangefailed Enzo, converted The Young y LautaroFinally, he gave a well-deserved victory to the albiceleste.
This is how Holland played
It cannot be said that the Netherlands played a great game. It would be missing the truth. But 20 minutes of heart earned him to force an extension that gave them options, although the penalties took them away.
This is how Argentina played
Great game for the albiceleste team, which was marred in the final 20 minutes by a clear lack of courage. hand in hand Messiwho gave an assist and scored a goal, those of staircases they got to 0-2, but the step back they took in the final minutes allowed the Netherlands to push to end up drawing a game that they deserved to win again after extra time, although in the end it had to be on penalties.
That they put a cumbia on him because he wants to continue dancing. Messi he was the best man of the match, again. He made and undid as he pleased. He invented a genius assist for Nahuel on Argentina’s first goal and capped it off with a penalty. The one who touched him in the batch did not fail either. Great match for ’10’, who wants to be world champion.
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