Emi Martinez portrays the winning team. Argentina’s victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinal, according to Emi Martinez. After his nation’s 9 December victory over the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal, Emiliano Martinez appreciated the fervor of Argentina supporters., who was sent up on a goal by an exquisite Lionel Messi ball in the 35th minute, gave Albiceleste the lead. 17 minutes before the end, the playmaker for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) gave his club a two-goal lead with a strike from 12 yards out.
After two late goals from substitute Wout Weghorst forced extra time and ultimately a penalty shootout, Argentina almost lost the game. The worst conceivable start for the Oranje came as Martinez turned aside Virgil van Dijk’s penalty. Before Steven Berghuis’ penalty attempt was saved by the Aston Villa goalkeeper, Messi converted from the spot. Argentina prevailed 4-3 in the shootouts despite Enzo Fernandez’s missed penalty attempt, which compounded the situation.
Martinez gave his teammates a psychological boost by stopping two straight penalty kicks, which was crucial to their victory. He uttered these things after the full-time whistle: “Emotion is the first thing that comes to mind. For 45 million people, I do this. Right now, the best thing is to bring joy to other people like this. We have heart and enthusiasm, which is why we are in the semifinal. We are delighted, just like the people.”
Martinez is accustomed to performing miracles for his squad when the match would be decided by kicks from the penalty spot. Another stark illustration of this occurred in the 2021 Copa America semi-final last year when Albiceleste defeated Colombia 3-2 on penalties. After Croatia defeated Brazil in the quarterfinals, they will now play Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals on December 13.
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