Argentina will face Croatia in the semifinals after beating the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties

The Argentine team will face Croatia in the semifinals after beating the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties, reported sports media.

In this way, the albiceleste took a new step towards their third world title by overcoming the tough obstacle of the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Qatar-2022 Soccer World Cup, this Friday in Lusail, with Emiliano Martínez as the hero by saving two shots.

In the decisive shootout, “Dibu” Martínez saved the first two Dutch shots, those of Virgil Van Dijk and Steven Berghuis.

In the Argentine shooters, only Enzo Fernández missed and Lautaro Martínez sealed the triumph of Argentina.

Earlier, defender Nahuel Molina (35), with his first goal for the Albiceleste, and Leo Messi (72 from a penalty) put their team ahead, but Wout Weghorst with a double (83, 90+11) forced extra time.

Source: Sports media.

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