Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties after a sensational 2-2 draw at the Lusail Stadium, sending Lionel Messi into the semi-final.

A sensational Messi pass created the first-half opener for Nahuel Molina.

Martinez saves side in shootout after late Dutch comeback

Argentina won Group C before defeating Australia 2-1 on Saturday,

Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez saved penalties from Virgil van Dijk and Steven Berghuis.

Both teams last met in the 2014 World Cup semifinals, a match that ended 0-0 after extra time

Argentina have won the World Cup twice (1978 and 1986) and lost in the final twice.

Lionel Messi has won a record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or award. 

Dutch Team's Virgil van Dijk Eliminated as Netherlands Lose to Argentina at World Cup

Argentina will next face Croatia, who beat Brazil on penalties earlier, on Tuesday for a place in the final.