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Lionel Messi hopes for Argentina winning the World Cup is alive after the penalty shootout victory against the Netherlands in a thrilling match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Leading 2-0 in eight minutes remaining thanks to the goal from Lionel Messi and Nahuel Molina. Netherlands has stunning comeback as a Wout Weghorst's brace the game and went to extra time. Neither side to find the winner in extra 30 minutes match was decided to be on penalties and Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez made himself a hero for saving two Dutch kicks.

Martinez has made a name for himself as an expert in penalty shootouts saving three in Argentina's semifinal and win over Colombia last year he was known as Argentina hero in Qatar.

Argentina's players remained out on the pitch after the shootout was over. In was another remarkable ending at this 2022 FIFA World Cup have seen their manners and comebacks, though this one perhaps exceeded them all.

When Messi stepped up to make it to 2-0 from the penalty spot after 75 minutes, it looked like game over. However, if there’s one thing the World Cup in Qatar has shown, it’s that these matches are never over until the referee blows for full time.

However, Messi and Argentina were not to be denied and held their cool from the spot to bring to a close an incredible evening of football.

There were further sour scenes that followed, though, as some of the Argentina team celebrated in the faces of the distraught Dutch players once Martinez had scored the winning penalty, caused tempers to flare once again.

Messi is now tantalizingly close to lifting his first World Cup and it will take something special to stop an incredible player who seems hellbent on lifting the trophy he craves the most.

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