WC highlights: Argentina v Switzerland
Argentina 1 - 0 Switzerland
Published Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Argentina may have left it late, but they have booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals - with an extra time goal from Angel Di Maria knocking Switzerland out of the competition.
Argentina celebrate their win over Switzerland. (© Getty)
The Swiss withstood the pressure from their opponents throughout the 90 minutes and most of extra time, but in the dying minutes, saw their keeper Diego Benaglio finally beaten.
While Lionel Messi had been quiet, it fell to him to set up Di Maria to score what was to be the winning goal.
Even then, Switzerland could have taken the game to penalties, but Blerim Dzemaili first hit a post and then missed a tap-in.
Argentina will now meet either Belgium or the USA in the quarter-finals.
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