Argentina and the Netherlands put together 120 of the most forgettable, scoreless minutes of soccer that we’ll ever see Wednesday evening. Shame that they had to come in a World Cup semifinal. There had to be a winner on this day and Argentina advanced via Maxi Rodriguez’s deciding penalty kick, which won the shootout 4-2 for La Albiceleste. Keeper Sergio Romero stopped the first shot by Dutch defender Ron Vlaar (?!?!?) and the third attempt by Wesley Sneijder. The second save was mighty impressive.
It sets up a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 World Cup finals on Sunday with Argentina taking on Germany in Rio.
Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen guessed right twice, but didn’t make any saves unlike his backup, Tim Krul did Saturday vs. Costa Rica.
As boring and forgettable as the semifinal was, this Argentina fan enjoyed it — the result anyway.
Now let us never speak of this match again.
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