(4) Netherlands (2) 0-0 Argentina: The Albiceleste back to the finals again in criminal
Argentina beat the Netherlands in the penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw to advance to the final against Germany 2014 Brazil
Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties to a semifinal round in the gray sand Sao Paulo and thus advanced to the Grand Final of the 2014 Brazil World Cup where they will face Germany on Sunday in search of the new world champion.
Argentina has what? Beating Germany in the Final?
The other 2014 finalists Brazil had to define from the eleven steps and thus the quality of Sergio Romero, who dressed by addressing criminal hero Ron Vlaar and Sneijder, the Albiceleste was enough to get the game for the World Cup.
The keeper of the Argentina led the Albiceleste to World Cup final, where they will face Germany after both teams had just 120 scoreless minutes.
Neither Leo Messi, Arjen Robben or. Romero stopped criminal Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar and sentenced Holland to fight for third place against Brazil. Argentines, meanwhile, became all. Maxi Rodriguez made last.
La Albiceleste, twice world champion, returns to a final 24 years later and against Germany, to which he lost in the final of Italia’90.
A cool overcast day received a classic World. The final of 1978, won by Argentina, or the quarter-finals of 1998, won by the Netherlands belong to the collective memory of the most important tournament selections.
The semi-finals today in the Arena Corinthians of Sao Paulo, represented a new chapter between two of the giants of football. And perhaps the most gray. In 90 minutes, there were little clear chances to remember.
Both the Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella, such as Dutch, Louis Van Gaal, posed a scheme with many caveats, which resulted in the absence of attacking football.
The first few minutes, most of punches that game, took charge of Argentina fans keep warm. Germany 1-7 Brazil inflicted on Tuesday was mocked. Shouting “7” attempted to placate the support of Brazilian Corinthians Arena gave the Tulips.
A better planted Netherlands that Argentina was the keynote kick-off. Wesley Sneijder finished well wide clearance by Javier Mascherano, who had successfully sliced a dangerous ball to Arjen Robben.
From there, the ‘Albiceleste’ straightened. Stabilized the midfield and explored the right or left side of Holland.
The packaging Enzo Pérez, half Benfica and reading Ezequiel Lavezzi were essential to push back the ‘Oranje’. Sabella settings offered results.
A foul on Enzo’s Leo Messi ran loose in one of his few interventions in the first period. Messi was absent in several stages of the first half, but when asked again, stirred.
Thanks to one of their hits slalom, the ’10 ‘Barcelona started a yellow Bruno Martins Indi to center, which sat on Louis Van Gaal rest for fear that saw his second yellow card and subsequent expulsion.
In periods of increased presence Argentina, Lavezzi was changed to the right side of Daley Blind Side. From there, he jabbed the young Dutch defense.
Apart from the lack of Messi, another ball stopped approached the Argentina goal before the break. Ezequiel Garay foreshortened headed over the bar. The central Ron Vlaar had bothered necessary.
With the pieces tight and pressure at the outlet of Dutch ball, Argentina gave the impression of more equipment.
Just Robben and Robin Van Persie hit wandered between Garay and Martin Demichelis. The opportunities were scarce, but if any of the selections was closer to come forward, that was the Argentina.
Similar trend was the second time. Much locked game and little construction.
The Mascherano-Biglia Enzo Pérez-triad quenched to Holland, which lacked quality between the lines. Enzo, substitute Angel di Maria, participated in the creation and success on the defensive side. Sabella hit the spot.
Van Gaal tried to counter. Dirk Kuyt changed band, from right to left, changed his leg (he is right handed), but kept its dense line of five defenders.
He, though, the young Jordy Clasie, creative, by De Jong’s defense. Meanwhile, Robben, in response to Messi, had “taken” a yellow Demichelis.
Holland sought to give a change of direction with owning leather, a little more orange than Albiceleste. Argentina, however, countered with diligence. Enzo, a lung, served to Gonzalo Higuain. ‘Pipit’ finished off the side netting. Many sang goal.
Messi swarmed several areas of the field, but the ‘Oranje’ was attentive. Three stood up when charging to the area. Sabella cooled to theirs. Rodrigo Palacio replaced Enzo, one of the best in the game, and Sergio Aguero, back from injury, Higuain, who performed meritorious work in pressure. Grey, but necessary. Argentina noted the lack of its two owners.
Robben marked tooth and nail, like Messi, endeavored to prevent the extension, but admitted he passed Mascherano, Argentina quarterback. The Barcelona player avoided a free kick in the ’10 ‘in the’ Oranje ‘with a superb cut down.
The end of Bayern Munich warmed in the extra time. It took three off with tunnel through. Its center is the defense cleared a corner. He tried a distant shot from the right, blocked by Sergio Romero. He was the first among the three poles of the Netherlands. It was 99 minutes.
Palace in a strange uncoordinated defense of Holland, Jasper Cillessen was measured. He nodded loose. Also in the second half of extra time, Messi stirred at Orange defense. On the right, no defender stopped him and Maxi Rodriguez knocked focused lamely. Penalties decided.
With changes exhausted, Van Gaal did not execute the movement of archers did in Costa Rica. Sergio Romero was the hero to stop criminal Sneijder and Vlaar.
0 – Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Bruno Martins Indi (Daryl Janmaat, m.46), Stefan De Vrij, Ron Vlaar; Dirk Kuyt, Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Nigel de Jong (Jordy Clasie, m.62), Wesley Sneijder; Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie (Jan-Klaas Huntelaar, m.96). Coach Louis van Gaal.
0 – Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Enzo Pérez (Rodrigo Palacio, m.82), Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Maxi Rodriguez, m.101); Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín (‘Kun’ Agüero, m.82). Coach: Alejandro Sabella.
Penalties: 0-0: Vlaar, Sergio Romero. 0-1: Leo Messi. 1-1: Arjen Robben. 1-2: Ezequiel Garay. 1-2: Wesley Sneijder, Sergio Romero. 1-3: Sergio Argüero. 2-3: Kuyt. 2-4: Maxi Rodriguez.
The Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR) admonished Martins Indi (44), Huntelaar (105) by Holland and Demichelis (49) for Argentina
Subs: Semifinals World Cup Brazil contested at Arena Corinthians of Sao Paulo before 63,287 spectators…