Argentina clinched a dramatic 4-Three penalty shootout win over the Netherlands to arrange a last-four conflict with Croatia for a spot within the World Cup remaining.
Argentina seemed like cantering into the semis after Nahuel Molina opened the scoring along with his first purpose for his nation, earlier than Lionel Messi added a second from the penalty spot with lower than 20 minutes left to play.
However substitute Wout Weghorst latched on to a scrumptious Steven Berghuis cross to move Netherlands again into the competition with their first effort on course, earlier than poking house from a brilliantly labored free-kick within the 11th-minute of injury-time.
Argentina substitute Lautaro Martinez rattled the put up within the final minute of extra-time, however with the rating stage at 2-2, the quarter-final tie went to the dreaded spot-kicks.
Emiliano Martinez saved the primary two Netherlands penalties from Virgil van Dijk and Berghuis, giving the Dutch a mountain to climb, with Lautaro Martinez scoring the decisive spot-kick to make sure Argentina prevailed 4-Three within the shootout.