Qatar 2022: Messi Deserves A World Cup, Says Nigeria’s Ex-Minister

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, on Friday night, reacted to Argentina’s quarterfinal victory over Netherlands at the #Qatar2022    , saying he was happy for Ligue 1 club PSG forward, Lionel Messi.

Argentina looked like cantering into the semis after Nahuel Molina opened the scoring with his first goal for his country, before Lionel Messi added a second from the penalty spot with less than 20 minutes left to play.

But substitute Wout Weghorst latched on to a delicious Steven Berghuis cross to head Netherlands back into the contest with their first effort on target, before poking home from a brilliantly worked free-kick in the 10th-minute of injury-time.

Enzo Fernandez rattled the post in the last minute of extra-time, but with the score level at 2-2, the quarter-final tie went to the dreaded spot-kicks.

Emiliano Martinez saved the first two Netherlands penalties from Virgil van Dijk and Berghuis, giving the Dutch a mountain to climb, with Lautaro Martinez scoring the decisive spot-kick to ensure Argentina prevailed 4-3 in the shootout.

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