Lionel Messi showed up big yet again and put on a show against Netherlands to inspire Argentina to a win in the quarter finals.
Lionel Messi had already scored three goals before the game started. However, this time, the Argentinian turned provider and put through a sublime ball to Nahuel Molina, who fired home 10 minutes before half-time.
Messi did not just stop there. He went on to score a penalty in the second-half before the Netherlands launched a stunning comeback, with Wout Weghorst scoring two late goals to send the game into extra-time.
The game shifted from one side to another in extra time. Just at the end of the second half, Argentina produced a couple of stunning opportunities but remained unlucky as the ball struck the pole. The game was to be decided on penalties.
Emi Martinez was the hero for Argentina in the penalty shootout. He came out with a brilliant display of goalkeeping to save two penalty kicks.