One year ago today, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar, Argentina eliminated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout with a total score of 6-5 to advance to the semi-finals. Molina opened the scoring and Messi fired a penalty. Wehorst scored twice and scored a draw, Martinez made two saves in the penalty shootout, and Lautaro made the final decision.
In this game, Messi was full of firepower, not only contributing in passing and shooting, but also showing a rare “aggressive” side.
In the first interview after the game, Messi pointed out the referee Laos: FIFA should not arrange this in this kind of game. The referee, he was not up to the task… We should not have gone to extra time let alone a penalty shootout.
After scoring the goal, Messi made a “Jijo Mouse” celebration to Van Gaal that was spread around the world, and was suspected of “taunting” Van Gaal after the game: Van Gaal said they played good football, but all he did was play high center and play high balls.
After the game, he also scolded Dutch forward Verhorst: What are you looking at? Get out of here you idiot. The meme “I’ll give you two a nest” is also popular across the country.