Angel Di Maria’s 118th-Minute Goal Saves Argentina At World Cup (Video)

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Argentina made sure the wait was well worth it during Tuesday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup matchup against Switzerland.

With the game in a scoreless deadlock during extra time, it appeared a penalty shootout would be needed to decide it. But Lionel Messi wasn’t about to let that happen.

Magic Messi turned on the jets before dropping a perfect pass to Angel Di Maria, who sent a left-footed shot flying past Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio in the far corner of the goal in the 118th minute.

Di Maria’s strike was the second-latest game-winning goal in World Cup history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Despite a late rally from Switzerland, which hit the post on a shot, Argentina held on for the 1-0 win as it advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals.

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