On the brink of a potential disaster, Lionel Messi went on a long run, completed a perfect pass, and saved Argentina from the lottery of penalty kicks against Switzerland.
It was a poor performance overall from Argentina. But like Germany and Brazil before them, they survived the Round of 16.
Messi took the ball near the halfway line, beat a Swiss defender, and slotted it onto Di Maria’s left foot for the goal.
It’s the 2nd-latest game winning goal ever:
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