Arena de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo 01/07/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Round of 16

Argentina - Switzerland
1-0
Argentina win after extra time
 

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Di María delivers as Argentina edge Swiss

Published: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 20.48CET
Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (aet)
Ángel Di María combined with Lionel Messi to score two minutes from time as the Albiceleste earned a quarter-final spot.

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Match statistics

Argentina
Switzerland

1

Goals scored

0

27

Total attempts

11

9

Attempts on target

4

7

off target

6

7

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

1

13

Corners

5

0

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

26

25

Fouls suffered

18

Standings

Published: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 20.48CET

Di María delivers as Argentina edge Swiss

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (aet)
Ángel Di María combined with Lionel Messi to score two minutes from time as the Albiceleste earned a quarter-final spot.

An extra-time strike from Ángel Di María ensured Argentina got the better of Switzerland and advanced to the last eight of the FIFA World Cup.

The Albiceleste only sparked into life with half-an-hour of normal time left, yet a breakthrough in Sao Paulo was not forthcoming. That was until 118 minutes were on the clock, when Di María produced a classy finish to stave off Switzerland and book his side a quarter-final date with either Belgium or the United States. 

Ottmar Hitzfeld's men had threatened first courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri's studied cutback from which Granit Xhaka warmed the palms of Sergio Romero. The South American team responded through Di María, whose inswinging corner flashed across goal and beyond the despairing Ezequiel Garay.

Shaqiri was the architect shortly before the interval, releasing Josip Drmic through one-on-one with Romero. The finish, an attempted chip from inside the area, lacked conviction and Romero comfortably gathered. The Argentina keeper had more trouble clawing away Shaqiri's free-kick five minutes into the second half as Switzerland turned up the heat.

At the other end, Diego Benaglio was almost deceived by Marcos Rojo's poked effort from the left before adjusting his feet to save. The Switzerland custodian was thrust into action again moments later, turning Gonzalo Higuaín's powerful header over from point-blank range. 

As the pendulum swung in Argentina's favour, Lionel Messi broke his silence by sending a thunderous volley narrowly off target. Everything was now going through the FC Barcelona talisman, who found Benaglio in fine form after displaying fleet of foot to create a shooting opportunity.

Di María tormented a tiring Switzerland reaguard in extra time, stinging the fingertips of Benaglio with a left-footed drive. The Real Madrid CF winger was getting closer and broke through with two minutes remaining, collecting Messi's precise pass and slotting in on the angle. There was still time for substitute Blerim Dzemaili to hit a post, but Argentina weathered the late storm.

Last updated: 02/07/14 10.08CET

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Lineups

Argentina

Argentina

Switzerland

Switzerland

1Sergio Romero (GK)1Diego Benaglio (GK)
2Ezequiel Garay
Yellow Card120+4 ET
2Stephan Lichtsteiner
4Pablo Zabaleta8Gökhan Inler (C)
5Fernando Gago
Substitution106 ET
10Granit Xhaka
Yellow Card36
Substitution66
7Ángel Di María
Goal118 ET
Yellow Card120 ET
11Valon Behrami
9Gonzalo Higuaín13Ricardo Rodriguez
10Lionel Messi (C)18Admir Mehmedi
Substitution113 ET
14Javier Mascherano19Josip Drmic
Substitution82
16Marcos Rojo
Yellow Card90
Substitution105+1 ET
20Johan Djourou
17Federico Fernández22Fabian Schär
22Ezequiel Lavezzi
Substitution74
23Xherdan Shaqiri

Substitutes

12Agustin Orion (GK)21Roman Bürki (GK)
21Mariano Andújar (GK)12Yann Sommer (GK)
3Hugo Campagnaro3Reto Ziegler
6Lucas Biglia
Substitution106 ET
4Philippe Senderos
8Enzo Pérez6Michael Lang
11Maxi Rodríguez7Tranquillo Barnetta
13Augusto Fernandez9Haris Seferovic
Substitution82
15Martín Demichelis14Valentin Stocker
18Rodrigo Palacio
Substitution74
15Blerim Dzemaili
Substitution113 ET
19Ricardo Álvarez16Gelson Fernandes
Substitution66
Yellow Card73
20Sergio Agüero17Mario Gavranovic
23José Maria Basanta
Substitution105+1 ET

Coach

Alejandro Sabella (ARG) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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