Matches

16/08/2008
2:1 a.e.t. (1:1, 1:1)
  • Lionel MESSI (14')
  • Angel DI MARIA (105')
  • Otman BAKKAL (36')

Summary

Messi sets up Brazil semi

Lionel Messi played a starring role as Argentina overcame the Netherlands in extra time to set up a semi-final against arch-rivals Brazil.

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Line-up

1
18
2
2
3
3
4
5
5
7
10
8
11
11
12
13
14
14
15
15
16
17

Substitute(s)

6
1
7
4
8
6
9
9
13
10
17
12
18
16

Coaches

Sergio BATISTA (ARG)
(NED) Foppe DE HAAN

Officials

Referee: Jair MARRUFO (USA)Assistant Referee 1: Kermit QUISENBERRY (USA)Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo MORGAN (JAM)Fourth official: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)

  • Argentina's head coach Sergio Batista reacts to his team's victory over the Netherlands
  • Argentina's forward Lionel Messi adjusts his hair during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • Diego Armando Maradona
  • Argentina's Angel Di Maria (R) celebrates with Lionel Messi after a goal against the Netherlands
  • Argentina played Netherlands in the quarter-final clash at the Shanghai Stadium on 16 August
  • Argentina played Netherlands in the quarter-final clash at the Shanghai Stadium on 16 August

"We created chances that we failed to put away against a tough opponent with very good players. Over the course of the game we were the better side, so I'm very satisfied with the team," Sergio Batista, Argentina coach.