Argentina produced a solid display to defeat Belgium 1-0. Higuain scored the only goal of the game from a deflected pass orchestrated by Messi.
There were chances for both sides that went unsecured. Including one from Messi himself which was saved by Belgium keeper who has been thwarting Barcelona’s Messi all year in the Atletico Madrid goal in the Spanish La Liga.
The victory sends Argentina through to a semifinal meeting with the Netherlands who defeated Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties after their quarterfinal match ended goalless after 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time.
In a sour note for Argentina during the game, Angel Di Maria went out injured and his team are awaiting a medical scan to decide whether or not he will be playing the semifinal game.
The other semifinal is between Brazil and Germany.