Kathmandu. In the second quarter-final of the ongoing World Cup in Qatar, Argentina defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. ( Argentina vs Netherlands final score, result: Messi-inspired Albiceleste into World Cup semifinal on penalties :: )
The match went into extra time after the score was tied at 2-2. As neither team could score in the extra time, the game was decided by a penalty shootout.
Argentina won the match 4-3 in the penalty shootout. Eight years ago, Argentina defeated the Netherlands in the World Cup.
Then in the semi-finals, Lionel Messi’s team won only by penalty shootout.
Argentina secured their place in the semi-finals by defeating the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. In an exciting match, they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.
Argentina will now play Croatia in the semi-finals on December 13. In the 35th minute, Nehuel Morina scored to give Argentina a 1-0 lead. He scored with a great pass from Lionel Messi. In the 73rd minute, Messi scored a penalty.
After this, the Argentinian team showed that they will easily win the game. However, this could not happen. Bout Beghorst, who came as a substitute in the 78th minute, completely changed the game.
Bout Beghorst scored in the 83rd minute to give the Netherlands the lead. In 90 minutes, the score was 2-1 in favor of Argentina. The referee gave 10 minutes of injury time. Bout Beghorst surprised Argentina by scoring the second goal in the 10th minute of the injury time (90th).
He gave life to the Netherlands with his goal. The game went to extra time. Both teams had 30 more minutes left to score, but neither team managed to score in this period. Even in extra time, the score was 2-2.
The game was decided in a penalty shootout
Argentinian goalkeeper Amy Martinez gave an excellent performance. He stopped the shots of Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk and Steven Berghaus.
Tiune Koopmaners, Bout Beghorst and Luuk de Jong put the ball in the goal post for the Netherlands. Along with this, Lionel Messi, Leonardo Paredes, Gonzalo Montiel and Lautaro Martinez managed to score for Argentina. Enzo Fernandez could not put the ball in the goal post.