Lionel Messi's Joy as He Realises He'll Lead Argentina into a World Cup Final

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 9, 2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JULY 09:  Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates defeating the Netherlands in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi's Argentina held their nerve to beat the Netherlands on penalties and go through to the 2014 World Cup final.

And the joy on Messi's face was there for all to see. 

Messi's legacy in football, already full of glory with Barcelona, could be completed by victory on the international stage.


— Actual Fútbol (@ActualFutbol) July 9, 2014

The final is against Germany on Sunday night.

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