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Qatar 2022: Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties

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After equaling 2-2 in regulation time, the Argentina team beat the Netherlands on penalties (4-3) in the 2022 World Cup. For the selected winner, Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes, Gonzalo Montiel and Lautaro Martínez were right, while Enzo Fernández missed his execution. Virgil van Dijk and Steven Berghuis failed for the eliminated team. In this way, Argentina qualified to the Semifinal.

At 120 minutes into the second half, Enzo Fernández had the chance to put his team ahead, but the shot hit one of the posts.

The best man of the match was Wout Weghorst. The attacker from the Netherlands scored 2 goals, shot into the opposite goal on 2 occasions and made 6 correct passes.

Lionel Messi also stood out at Lusail National Stadium. The Argentine attacker scored 1 goal, shot at the opposite goal 6 times and made 39 correct passes.

Due to the number of fouls committed, the match was constantly interrupted. There was a large number of cautions: Jurriën Timber, Marcos Acuña, Cristian Romero, Wout Weghorst, Memphis Depay, Lisandro Martínez, Steven Berghuis, Leandro Paredes, Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Scaloni, Steven Bergwijn, Lionel Messi, Nicolás Otamendi, Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella and Denzel Dumfries.

Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal suggested a 3-4-3 formation with Andries Noppert in goal; Jurriën Timber, Virgil van Dijk and Nathan Aké on the defensive line; Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong and Daley Blind in the middle; and Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn in attack.

For its part, Lionel Scaloni’s team took to the field with a 5-3-2 scheme with Emiliano Martínez under the three sticks; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez and Marcos Acuña in defense; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernández and Alexis Mac Allister in midfield; and Julián Álvarez and Lionel Messi up front.

Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz was in charge of supervising the game at Lusail National Stadium.

Argentina was left with the victory on penalties and scored in the FIFA Semifinal – World Cup Qatar 2022.

Note and image source: DataFactory

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