Netherlands v Argentina: World Cup 2022 quarter-final – live

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77 min Gakpo goes over in the area after a clumsy tackle, I think from Romero. That looked like a decent shout for a penalyt, though nobody really appealed.

76 min Lisandro Martinez and Depay have been booked. Apparently there’s a protester on the field, though the cameras aren’t showing it.

75 min There’s a bit of a row between Emi Martinez and De Jong, though I don’t think there was much in it.

It was a cool penalty, swept to the right of Noppert, who didn’t even dive. Argentina are heading for a semi-final against Croatia.

Updated at 15.37 EST

GOAL! Netherlands 0-2 Argentina (Messi 73 pen)

Messi scores!

Cracker: Messi gets on the score sheet. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Updated at 15.39 EST

Acuna was on the left edge of the area when he cut back inside Dumfries, who dangled a lazy leg and brought him down. A clear and entirely needless penalty.


71 min I was just about to say…

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