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#FootballFever | Messi, Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties at World Cup

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 4:54 PM
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the World Cup quarterfinal football match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, December 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi's quest to win the World Cup moves into the semifinals after Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout Friday.

Messi converted his penalty in the shootout and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez saved two attempts. Lautaro Martinez scored the clinching penalty.

The match finished 2-2 after extra time, with Messi scoring one goal and setting up another. The Netherlands equalised in the 11th minute of second-half stoppage time.

Argentina will play Croatia in the semifinals on Tuesday.

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