The South American kings were huge favourites going into the Mundial, and they proved their mettle against the Dutch
Nigerian fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal cracker between Argentina and Netherlands.
The Albiceleste were faced with the tough task of navigating past their European opponents at the Lusail Academy. After Brazil’s earlier loss to Croatia, Argentina were the only representative from South America.
Argentina gave a good account of themselves and looked very deadly in attack. They took the lead through Nahuel Molina’s first-half goal.
Then, Messi scored the second for the Albiceleste with less than 20 minutes of play left. However, Argentina capitulated and conceded two goals at the tail end of the game.
The game dragged into extra time and penalties, but Argentina edged it in the shootouts.
Argentina’s victory lands them a date with Croatia in the semifinals of the World Cup.
Some Nigerian fans were pleased with the performance of both teams, and they took to social media to share their thoughts.
Remarkablemuyi wrote: “Argentina will win the World Cup:
Shynerdgreat also wrote: “France 1 – 2 Argentina
That’s the final match and Argentina becomes the world’s champion, the future, deal with it.”
Sugarboipopo wrote: “The two great nation deserve it up Argentina dey play well tonight but Holland only lack inexperienced among the young players bro.”
Emmy of IB said: In Argentina they call him Leo Messi..
In Nigeria, the south west especially, We call him BABA THIAGO ELESE RUBBER!!🐐❤️
Others criticized the referred for some calls that did not go well with them.
Theferanmiesan wrote: “Can’t believe Argentina were having a go at Matthew Lahoz, he was literally on their side.”
Free4Mankind also said: “ARGENTINA WON ON PENALTIES WHAT A SHAME”