10.12.2022Bayer 04

World Cup 2022: Palacios and Argentina in semi-finals

The World Cup journey for Werkself player Exequiel Palacios continues: The Leverkusen midfielder went through to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup with Argentina in Qatar on Friday night 9 December. The Albiceleste beat the Netherlands, with Bayer 04 player Jeremie Frimpong, 3-2 on penalties in the quarter-final encounter.

Argentina scored the first goal of the night on 35 minutes and Lionel Messi made it 2-0 with a penalty in the middle of the second half (73'). The Netherlands team refused to give up and the former Bundesliga player Wout Weghorst found the back of the net on 83 and 90+11 minutes – giving the 88,000 spectators 30 minutes of extra time. There were no more goals scored so it came down to penalties. Argentina progressed to the last four by missing one less spot kick than the Oranje. Both Exequiel Palacios with Argentina and Jeremie Frimpong with the Netherlands did not play on the night.

Palacios and Co. face Croatia in the semi-finals. Croatia beat Brazil 2-1 on penalties in the other quarter-final. The match on Tuesday 13 December kicks off at 20.00 CET.

Azmoun and Hincapie: early exit

Sardar Azmoun with Iran and Piero Hincapie with Ecuador went out of the 2022 World Cup at the group stage.


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