Argentina Defeats Switzerland 1-0 In Extra Time

Argentina advances to the quarterfinal to take on the the winner of Belgium vs. USA.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi goes for a header beside Switzerland’s Goekhan Inler during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo. AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis


Argentina survive, 1-0. The withstand an onslaught from the Swiss in extra time and hold on to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Swiss hit the post! Devastatingly close to tying it up.

And there it is! Argentina scores in the 118th minute, 1-0. Messi with the great pass, Di Maria with the finish.

Di Maria, so close.

Second extra period is underway in Sao Paulo. 15 minutes away from a penalty kick shootout.

Angel Di Maria misses. Puts head in hands. "WHY ARE WE STILL HERE??!!"

— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly)

Still even after one extra period, 0-0.

Switzerland’s Admir Mehmedi gets caught between Argentina’s Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Mascherano. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

This is how close Argentina came to ending it during regulation.

Incredible save from Benaglio. This header from Garay was going straight into the net


Sloppy start to the extra period. On a separate note: Rodrigo Palacio’s hair.

Please, don't let this become a trend. Palacio's tail. #ARG #SUI #WorldCup

— Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist)

And the first extra period is underway in Sao Paulo.

If only Messi could pass to himself. #ARGSUI

— Ben Colmer (@BenColmer96)

Second half expires and we’re going to extra time. 30 more minutes (and then, maybe PKs!!!) to decide Argentina vs. Switzerland.


Slightly nervous #switzerland

— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer)

Messi after getting taken down late in the second half.

Twitter: @soccergods

88 minutes gone by. Still 0-0.

Irritating game #ARGvsSUI

— Goth Cat (@BondGirlPam)

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