Netherlands vs Argentina: Lionel Messi on Target to Match Maradona
Updated: 10 July 2014 09:07 IST
A disciplined defensive display by the Netherlands ensured that the tense Sao Paolo semi-final was dragged into a penalty shootout that Argentina won 4-2 to set up a date with Germany at the Maracana stadium on Sunday. Argentina's biggest star Lionel Messi will now have a chance to lead his country to the FIFA World Cup title just like Diego Maradona did in the past.
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates his team's victory at the end of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties. © AFP