Argentina reach quarter-finals with extra time win over Switzerland

GERMAN PRESS AGENCY - DPA
RECIFE, Brazil
Published 01.07.2014 21:42
Updated 02.07.2014 02:41
Argentina reach quarter-finals with extra time win over Switzerland

Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to an extra-time goal from Angel Di Maria.

Argentina scored in the 118th minute when Leo Messi released Di Maria and he shot past Diego Benaglio.

The Swiss were aiming to reach their first World Cup quarter-final since 1954 and almost forced penalties when Blerim Dzemaili hit the post.

But Argentina survived a late onslaught and will now play Belgium or the US, with the Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfel signing off with a dramatic defeat.

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