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.

Netherlands vs Argentina: Lionel Messi on Target to Match Maradona
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

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Topics : FIFA World Cup 2014 Netherlands Argentina Lionel Andres Messi Diego Armando Maradona Franco Football
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