Netherlands head coach had earlier criticized Messi’s style of play and said that the South American players would be a piece of cake for the Duch players. The match was a thrilling one all the way but none of the sides were able to conceed a goal.
The extra time was played and there were no goals from either side. The winner was eventually crowned when Argentina defeated the Netherlands by penalty shoot-out in a 4-3 victory.
Messi further had an altercation with the Netherlands coach after he scored a penalty but went to the side of the bench where Luis Van Gaal sat with other Netherland officials and substitute sat and celebrated mockingly to the Dutches.