Arena de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo 09/07/2014 - 22:00CET (17:00 local time)

Semi-finals

Netherlands - Argentina
0-0
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties
 

Netherlands - Argentina 0-0 - 09/07/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
  • Penalty
    Maxi Rodríguez (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    Jasper Cillessen gets two hands to the shot but the ferocity is too much for the keeper and the ball crashes in off the bar.
  • Penalty
    Kuyt (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Dirk Kuyt stays cool to roll the ball into the bottom-right corner, sending Romero the wrong way. Maxi Rodríguez can win it now for Argentina...
  • Penalty
    Agüero (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    A regular penalty taker for Manchester City FC, Sergio Agüero's confidence shows through.
  • Penalty
    Sneijder (Netherlands) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    Sergio Romero makes another save, diving to his right at a mid-height and parrying the ball away.
  • Penalty
    Garay (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    Jasper Cillessen stands no chance with Ezequiel Garay's shot, rifled down the middle of the goal.
  • Penalty
    Robben (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Arjen Robben rattles the ball into the bottom-right corner, as Sergio Romero dives the wrong way.
  • Penalty
    Messi (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    Jasper Cillessen is easily beaten, sent the wrong way by the cool Lionel Messi.
  • Penalty
    Vlaar (Netherlands) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    Sergio Romero dives low to his left and keeps the ball out, with a strong left palm.
  • The penalty shoot-out is set to begin.
  • The referee ends the second period of extra time.
  • 120 ET
    Kuyt (Netherlands) has a shot blocked.
  • 117 ET
    Robben (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Agüero (Argentina).
  • 117 ET
    Cillessen (Netherlands) makes a save.
    Another simple save for the Dutch No1, who gathers a miscued volley by Maxi Rodríguez - the substitute picked out by Lionel Messi's deep cross.
  • 117 ET
    Maxi Rodríguez (Argentina) has an effort on goal.
  • 115 ET
    Cillessen (Netherlands) makes a save.
    A golden chance goes begging. Rodrigo Palacio races onto a bouncing ball, but cannot lift his header over the advancing Jasper Cillessen. The relieved keeper makes a routine catch.
  • 115 ET
    Palacio (Argentina) has an effort on goal.
  • 112 ET
    Robben (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Rojo (Argentina).
  • 111 ET
    De Vrij (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • The second period of extra time begins.
    The Netherlands have never scored in extra time in a World Cup game. Can they halt that trend today?
  • The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
    There are just 15 minutes left for either of these teams to step up and stop this game going to the lottery of spot-kicks.
  • 105+2 ET
    Maxi Rodríguez (Argentina) takes the corner.
  • 105+1 ET
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    105 ET
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) is booked.
  • 105 ET
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mascherano (Argentina).
  • Substitution
    100 ET
    Maxi Rodríguez (in) - Lavezzi (out) (Argentina)
  • 99 ET
    Romero (Argentina) makes a save.
    The shot from distance skids awkwardly on the turf in front of the Argentina No1, but Romero collapses onto the ball and holds firm. Good hands.
  • 99 ET
    Robben (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Arjen Robben works a metre of space and cuts inside Lucas Biglia, firing at goal.
  • 97 ET
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    96 ET
    Huntelaar (in) - Van Persie (out) (Netherlands)
  • 94 ET
    Biglia (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sneijder (Netherlands).
  • 92 ET
    Van Persie (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zabaleta (Argentina).
  • The first period of extra time begins.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Goalless after 90 minutes, this match heads into extra time. The outcome hangs in the balance, though the Netherlands enjoyed the better of the late stages. Can they push on and break the deadlock?
  • 90+3
    Janmaat (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 90+2
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 90+1
    Robben (Netherlands) has a shot blocked.
    Javier Mascherano makes a potentially match-saving tackle at the last to block Arjen Robben's shot, after Wesley Sneijder deftly flicked Dirk Kuyt's pass into the flying winger's path. A rare moment of beauty.
  • 87
    Clasie (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 87
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 86
    Biglia (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wijnaldum (Netherlands).
  • 85
    Kuyt (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Biglia (Argentina).
  • 84
    Cillessen (Netherlands) makes a save.
    A relatively routine catch for the Dutch No1, collecting Marcos Rojo's ambitious long-range effort that lacked the power and movement the full-back was seeking.
  • 84
    Rojo (Argentina) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    82
    Agüero (in) - Higuaín (out) (Argentina)
  • Substitution
    81
    Palacio (in) - Pérez (out) (Argentina)
  • 76
    Zabaleta (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Blind (Netherlands).
  • 75
    Higuaín (Argentina) misses the target.
  • 74
    Van Persie (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 68
    Clasie (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • Substitution
    62
    Clasie (in) - N. de Jong (out) (Netherlands)
  • 62
    Janmaat (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Biglia (Argentina).
  • 58
    Higuaín (Argentina) has a shot blocked.
    Daryl Janmaat makes a vital block from Gonzalo Higuaín's header after the striker was picked out in the box and seemed certain to hit the target.
  • 54
    Higuaín (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on N. de Jong (Netherlands).
  • 51
    Messi (Argentina) is flagged for offside.
  • 50
    Sneijder (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 50
    Sneijder (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    49
    Demichelis (Argentina) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 49
    Demichelis (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robben (Netherlands).
  • 47
    Lavezzi (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robben (Netherlands).
  • 46
    De Vrij (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • Substitution
    46
    Janmaat (in) - Martins Indi (out) (Netherlands)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    The men in orange get the game restarted, but conceded possession almost immediately and set about chasing Argentina shadows.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Not a lot of goalmouth action, but the quality is evident in fits and starts. Both defensive units are well-drilled and are dominating.
  • 45+1
    Rojo (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cillessen (Netherlands).
  • 45
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
    Jasper Cillessen shows his fine form once again, leaping to pluck another hanging free-kick out of the air and relieve the pressure on his backline.
  • Yellow Card
    45
    Martins Indi (Netherlands) is shown a yellow card.
  • 45
    Martins Indi (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • 43
    Sneijder (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Zabaleta (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Netherlands).
  • 42
    Pérez (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Vrij (Netherlands).
  • 38
    Martins Indi (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • 37
    Demichelis (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sneijder (Netherlands).
  • 35
    Lavezzi (Argentina) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 34
    Messi (Argentina) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 32
    Van Persie (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 32
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 30
    Van Persie (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Garay (Argentina).
  • 24
    Garay (Argentina) misses the target.
    Ezequiel Garay produces the bravest of diving headers, but despite beating the defender's boot to the ball, he could not keep the effort down.
  • 24
    Lavezzi (Argentina) delivers the corner.
  • 21
    Lavezzi (Argentina) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    Messi (Argentina) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Wijnaldum (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mascherano (Argentina).
  • 15
    Cillessen (Netherlands) makes a save.
    The Dutch keeper shows terrific technique to dive to his right and hold a firm set-piece from Argentina's talisman, rather than push it back out into danger.
  • 15
    Messi (Argentina) has an effort on goal.
  • 15
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Vlaar (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Pérez (Argentina).
  • 13
    Sneijder (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Wesley Sneijder tees himself up with his left foot and volleys at goal with his right. The 25-metre effort sails past the left upright, but a warning for Argentina as to the dangers of giving the Dutch playmaker room to manouvre.
  • 11
    Lavezzi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    De Vrij (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Lavezzi (Argentina).
  • 7
    Robben (Netherlands) is flagged for offside.
  • 5
    Pérez (Argentina) is flagged for offside.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Argentina kick off to a huge roar from an expectant crowd. This semi-final has all the hallmarks of a classic.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 

Match statistics

Netherlands
Argentina

0

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

7

1

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

2

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

4

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

14

Standings

  
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