Lionel Messi (number 10 jersey) and other Argentina players celebrate after the victory.
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Argentina sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Football World Cup by defeating Australia on Saturday (December 3) night. He won 2-1 in a hard-fought match. Now he will face the Netherlands team in the last-8. The Netherlands defeated the United States in the pre-quarterfinals. The quarter-final match between Argentina and Netherlands will be played on Friday (December 9).
Captain Lionel Messi and young star Julian Alvarez scored goals in this match for Argentina. Messi scored the first goal of the match in the 35th minute. This was his 1000th match at the senior level. He won the team by scoring a goal in his memorable match. He has 779 goals and 338 assists in his 1000 matches. Also in his fifth World Cup, he scored for the first time in a knockout match.