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PHOTO GALLERY: Messi leads Argentina to World Cup semis




Argentina s midfielder #05 Leandro Paredes jumps over his teammates as they celebrate Argentina s forward #10 Lionel Messi scoring his team s second goal from the penalty spot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha, on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s goalkeeper #23 Emiliano Martinez saves the penalty of Netherlands midfielder #11 Steven Berghuis during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina players celebrate during the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. AP

Argentina s goalkeeper #23 Emiliano Martinez saves the penalty of Netherlands defender #04 Virgil van Dijk during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring his team s second goal from the penalty spot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha, on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team s second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha on December 9, 2022. AFP

Netherlands defender #04 Virgil van Dijk and Argentina s forward #10 Lionel Messi fight for the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha, on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. AP

Argentina s defender #26 Nahuel Molina (2ndl) celebrates with Argentina s forward #10 Lionel Messi (L), Argentina s midfielder #20 Alexis Mac Allister, Argentina s forward #09 Julian Alvarez and Argentina s defender #08 Marcos Acuna after he scored his team s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s defender #26 Nahuel Molina (back) celebrates with teammates after he scored his team s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between The Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha on December 9, 2022. AFP

Argentina s Nahuel Molina, runs with the ball ahead oh Daley Blind of the Netherlands during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. AP

Argentina s Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. AP

Argentina s midfielder #20 Alexis Mac Allister is marked by Netherlands midfielder #15 Marten de Roon during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium, north of Doha, on December 9, 2022. AFP