Presentation of the match between Holland and Argentina
It was the final match in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, this is already an excellent presentation ticket for this match which has always reserved emotions.
On the one hand, Van Gaal’s Holland, one of the great coaches of Dutch football, the oldest of those present at this world cup. On the other hand, Scaloni’s Argentina, coach for just four years, who finds himself playing for something important for the history of the Argentine national team.
As always, the Netherlands makes the collective the important part of its team, it has perhaps the strongest in the world Van Djick in defense, De Jong in midfield, Barcelona’s talent to command the game, one of the best in the world Gapko in attack.
Argentina revolves around Messi, who seems very concentrated and determined to achieve that result never achieved, namely winning a world cup. The other departments made up of a mix of experienced and young people, in particular in attack with J. Alvarez, the new talent of Argentine football, who managed to send the Inter player Lautaro Martinez to the bench, not exactly brilliant in this world competition .
Argentina starts immediately forward, in the 4th minute De Paul kicks hard but the ball hits his teammate Alvarez who was in the trajectory of the ball. In the 15th minute action from Holland with Dumfries crossing for Blind who is unable to hook the ball. On the 23rd occasion for Holland with Bergwijn his shot is inaccurate. In the 35th minute Argentina’s goal, Messi serves Molina with a magic that he scores with the goalkeeper outgoing. In the 38th minute Messi tries, his shot with his right foot is weak. In the 42nd minute double yellow cards for Timber and Acuna for unsportsmanlike behaviour. In the 43rd minute Romero was booked for unsporting behaviour. In the 50th minute, halftime.
Balanced first half that was unlocked thanks to a magic from Messi. The Netherlands tried to put Argentina in difficulty, but Scaloni’s team’s defense closed all possible gaps and didn’t let themselves be surprised.
The second half starts with the Netherlands trying to take the field, but Argentina is more dangerous. In the 60th minute Mac Allister has an opportunity on Messi’s serve to serve De Paul but his pass is inaccurate. In the 62nd minute Messi’s free kick went over the crossbar. In the 72nd minute Argentina’s goal with Messi converting a penalty awarded for a foul on Acuna. In the 75th minute Martinez and L. De Jong were booked for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
In the 83rd minute Goal from Holland with Weghorst header from a cross coming from the right. On the 84th occasion Holland with Berghuis who kicks hard but the ball goes on the outside of the net. In the 90th minute Paredes was booked for interrupting a possible attacking action. In the 95th minute Van Dijk booked for unsportsmanlike conduct. In the 101st minute Goal from Holland through Weghorst after receiving the ball following a free kick. At the end of the second half with the score of 2-2. Messi booked for unsportsmanlike conduct. We go to extra time.
First extra time
On the 103rd occasion for Ottamendi who doesn’t reach a ball near the goal. In the 105th minute, extra time ends.
Second extra time
In the 108th minute Montiel was booked for unsporting behaviour. In the 109th minute Messi kicks off a free-kick from distance. In the 112nd minute Pezzella was cautioned and interrupted a clear attacking action. On the 113th occasion for Lautaro Mrtinez his shot was deflected for a corner kick. On the 115th occasion for Enzo Fernandez his shot was deflected for a corner kick. On the 116th minute for Pezzella, his header went over the crossbar.
On the 118th minute for Lautaro Martinez, his shot was deflected by the Dutch goalkeeper. In the 119th minute Messi shoots on goal, his shot deflected for a corner. On the 120th occasion for E. Fernandez, he kicks from outside and hits the post. At the 121st whistle of the second extra time, a match that ends with the result of 2-2, it goes to the penalty shootout.
Argentina in the semifinals will meet Croatia.