ARGENTINA 1 – 0 SWITZERLAND
Argentina got lucky once again to become victorious very late on in their game.
They had already won 1-0 by scoring in the 91st minute of a previous game and now their luck continued in the last 16 to ensure that Argentina would progress and will play in the World Cup Quarter Finals.
Lionel Messi would be heavily marked in this game, clearly having been marked as “DON’T LET THIS GUY NEAR THE GOAL”, which resulted in him not scoring although Messi did manage to assist the only goal of the game.
The entire 90 minutes had seen both sides attack and get their chances for scoring but the final whistle would blow and since it had ended 0-0, there would be a 30 minute period of extra time to play.
The players of both countries looked tired and ready to start taking their penalties but as the Switzerland manager may have already been writing up his “penalty takers list”, Argentina’s Angel Di Maria would find the energy to put in a goal in the 118th minute to ensure that the shoot out would not happen as the Swiss only had two minutes (and a small amount of injury time) to score their own goal or be knocked out.
Switzerland simply would not have enough time to find the goal they sorely needed and Di Maria would be the hero for the Argentina fans and the most hated player of the day for the Swiss fans as they got sent home by his single goal.
KEY PLAYERS: Xherdan Shaqiri was the strongest link in the whole Swiss team.
Angel Di Maria was the player who by scoring the only goal (assisted by Messi), would put his country through to the World Cup Quarter Finals to face and defeat Belgium, as they hope to reach the Semi Finals.
[written by] Stuart Drewery
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.