World Cup Paper Review: 'Messi's Date with Destiny' After Penalty Shootout Win

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJuly 9, 2014

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Argentina's win over Netherlands came late on Wednesday evening—too late for many of Thursday's sports pages, as it turns out.

Maxi Rodriguez's decisive penalty kick came after most British newspapers went to print, playing havoc with many of the sports-page spreads.

Browse the headlines below:

And here are the back pages, which clearly went to print before the penalties and thus have headlines that are a lot more vague (or on unrelated events entirely):

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