WATCH: Magical Messi assist allows Molina to open scoring against Netherlands in World Cup quarter-final
- Messi evaded Nathan Ake to play ball through
- Molina got onto pass and fired in opening goal
- Argentina in the lead in quarter-final
WHAT HAPPENED? Argentina went ahead in the World Cup quarter-final on Friday with Messi winning space for himself against Oranje defender Nathan Ake before feeding Molina through with a lovely pass.
Lionel Messi ➡️ Nahuel Molina!— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 9, 2022
Argentina are in front 👏
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ARGENTINA TAKES THE LEAD 🔥— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 9, 2022
Nahuel Molina puts Argentina on top 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/ni5WtkJd7y
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Messi now has three goals and two assists in the 2022 World Cup, having played a pivotal role in Argentina making it to the quarter-finals.
WHAT NEXT FOR ARGENTINA? Should the Albiceleste hold on to their lead and progress, they will meet Croatia in the semi-finals of the competition.