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Netherlands vs. Argentina highlights: Argentina advances in thriller

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Friday on FOX with Argentina defeating the Netherlands in penalty kicks at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium in the tournament’s second quarterfinal match.

Argentina appeared to be in control of the match with Nahuel Molina scoring in the first half and Lionel Messi scoring on a penalty kick in the second to put it up 2-0. Wout Weghorst scored on a header in the 83rd minute to make it 2-1, and then scored again in the 11th minute of added time.

Both teams remained scoreless through extra time, setting up penalty kicks. Argentina goalie Emiliano Martínez saved the first two shots, putting Argentina in control before winning 4-3 on penalties. 

Argentina will now advance to play Croatia in the semifinals, which begin on Tuesday.

Croatia stunned tournament-favorite Brazil in Friday’s first quarterfinal matchup, winning on penalty kicks and stamping its ticket to the semifinal round.

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Argentina 2, Netherlands 2 (Argentina advances 4-3 on penalties)

PREGAME

How will this Netherlands team attempt to stop Messi?

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8′: Risky business!

Dutch goalie Andries Noppert nearly gave Argentina a golden opportunity when he risked a pass by charging attacker Julián Álvarez.

23′: Messi just a bit too high

Lionel Messi had a promising opportunity right outside the box, but his strike had too much touch on it as the ball sailed over the net to keep the match scoreless.

35′: Messi’s magic sets up Argentina goal

It wasn’t a shot from Messi that helped put Argentina in front. Rather, it was a no-look pass on a through ball to Nahuel Molina that put Argentina up 1-0 late in the first half. 

Argentina’s Nahuel Molina scores goal vs. Netherlands in 34′

Argentina's Nahuel Molina scores goal vs. Netherlands in 34'

Watch Argentina’s Nahuel Molina scoring a goal against Netherlands in the 34′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

45′: It’s soccer, not basketball!

Argentina’s Cristian Romero was issued a yellow card when he swatted the ball away while trying to stop a Netherlands pass.

55′: Messi get away with one?

Messi clearly hit the ball with his hand on this play, but no yellow card was given.

63′: Almost, Messi

The Argentinian star was so close to making it 2-0 on the free kick outside the box.

71′: Penalty on the Netherlands

Denzel Dumfries committed a foul in the penalty box, giving Argentina a chance to go up 2-0.

73′: Messi makes the most of it

Messi converted on the penalty kick to put Argentina up 2-0, putting it in a great spot to advance to the semifinals.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores goal vs. Netherlands in 71′

Argentina's Lionel Messi scores goal vs. Netherlands in 71'

Watch Argentina’s Lionel Messi scoring a goal against Netherlands in the 71′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

76′: Chippiness!

Memphis Depay and Lisandro Martínez each received yellow cards after things got a little too physical. 

83′: Stayin’ alive

Wout Weghorst connected on the header for the Dutch to make it 2-1 to some time remaining.

Netherlands’s Wout Weghorst scores goal vs. Argentina in 83′

Netherlands's Wout Weghorst scores goal vs. Argentina in 83'

Watch Netherlands’s Wout Weghorst scoring a goal against Argentina in the 83′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

88′: It’s getting heated!

Argentina’s Leandro Paredes committed a foul in front of the Dutch bench, earning him a yellow card. But he didn’t stop there. He kicked the ball right at the Dutch bench, causing its players to get up and charge at him. 

Virgil van Dijk decked Paredes, but wasn’t carded.

90′ + 11′: A Dutch delight sends it to extra time!

Weghorst scored his second goal of the match off a set to save the Netherlands and send the match to extra time. 

Netherlands’s Wout Weghorst scores goal vs. Argentina in 90+11′

Netherlands's Wout Weghorst scores goal vs. Argentina in 90+11'

Watch Netherlands’s Wout Weghorst scoring a goal against Argentina in the 90+11′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

114′: Argentina, oh so close

Argentina created chaos in the box, but the Dutch were able to prevent a game-winning goal.
 

120′ + 1′: Off the post and into PKs!

Enzo Fernández saw his shot hit off the post, keeping the match at 2-2 and sending it to penalty kicks.

PENALTY KICKS

  • Emiliano Martínez stopped van Dijk’s penalty kick to put the Netherlands in a hole in the opening round of penalty kicks.
  • Messi converted on his penalty kick at the end of Round 1 to put Argentina up, 1-0.
  • Martínez made another save, this time stopping Steven Berghuis to keep the Dutch off the board through the first two rounds of penalty kicks.
  • Paredes put Argentina up 2-0 through two rounds with a tight goal along the post
  • Teun Koopmeiners finally got the Dutch on the board in PKs in Round 3
  • Gonzalo Montiel kept his team on track, putting Argentina up 3-1 through the first three rounds
  • Weghorst kept the Dutch alive at the beginning of Round 4 by scoring
  • Fernández went wide left at the end of Round 4, keeping the Netherlands alive
  • Luuk de Jong scored for the Dutch to make it 3-3 at the beginning of Round 5
  • Lautaro Martínez finished off the Dutch with a powerful shot to the left to end it.

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