Penalty shootout save Argentina from the surprise of the Netherlands

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Penalty shootout save Argentina from the surprise of the Netherlands

Argentina beat the Netherlands in a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout after an enthralling 2-2 draw, securing their spot to face Croatia in Qatar on Friday’s World Cup semi-finals.

Lionel Messi scored a goal from a penalty kick and set up another for Nauel Molina to lead Argentina to a 2-0 lead until the 83rd minute.

The Netherlands dramatically reversed their fate in the waning moments of regular time with two late goals from substitute Wout Weghorst,, forcing an extra period and prolonging hope for a victory.

Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was ready to meet the challenge when Virgil van Dyck and Stephen Berghaus lined up for their penalty kicks—stopping both of them!

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