Argentina has one foot in a World Cup semi-final in opposition to Croatia as Lionel Messi’s crowning run continues.
It was a chunk of Messi magic that delivered the opener in Saturday’s quarterfinal in opposition to the Netherlands, because the Argentine wizard drew defenders as solely he can earlier than delivering an skilled by way of ball to Nahuel Molina.
Molina did the remaining to place Argentina forward 1-0 within the thirty fifth minute.
“It’s the runs off Messi that weave the magic,” SBS commentator Martin Tyler stated.
“And this one was completely good. And that’s the best way to open up a defence of this calibre.
“Molina simply had the tempo to get there earlier than van Dijk … a good half has been busted open right here and Messi is the architect.”
Extra to come back …