‘What are you looking at, stupid?’ – Messi yells at Weghorst as Martinez abuses Dutch rival after Argentina’s epic win
LIONEL MESSI yelled at “stupid” Dutch rival Wout Weghorst in a post-match interview after tense scenes in the World Cup quarter-final.
Argentina beat Holland 4-3 on penalties after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in 120 minutes of football.
Tensions flared a number of times on the pitch, with the main bust-up coming after Leandro Paredes booted the ball into the Dutch dugout.
Ex-Burnley ace Weghorst then climbed off the bench for Louis van Gaal and scored a dramatic late brace to force the game to extra-time.
But two-time winners Argentina got the job done in the end.
Words were exchanged at full-time with Inter Milan ace Denzel Dumfries receiving a second yellow card and Argentina captain Messi reminded Dutch boss Van Gaal of his pre-match disrespect.
Messi – picked up a goal, an assist and Man of the Match – also exchanged words with 6ft6 Weghorst in a post-match interview.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, standing at 5ft7, told the Dutch giant: “Who are you looking at? Go ahead you stupid.”
Argentina’s goalkeeping hero Emiliano Martinez was also at the middle of rising tensions at full-time.
Martinez, who saved two spot-kicks, was caught on camera yelling abuse at a Dutch opponent after the win.
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The shirtless Aston Villa ace yelled: “Keep your mouth shut you f***ing t***! I f***ed you twice!”
Argentina will now face World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia for a spot in the December 18 finale.
South American rivals Brazil crashed out to Croatia in a dramatic penalty shootout, with star man Neymar being too late to take a penalty.
On the opposite side of the tournament knockout tree, current World Cup holders France are taking on England for a spot in the semis.
And dark horses Morocco are hoping to become the first African team to reach the last four by beating Euro 2016 winners Portugal.
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