Van Dijk 'floors' Argentina star Paredes who kicked ball at Netherlands bench

Van Dijk 'floors' Argentina star Paredes who kicked ball at Netherlands bench

Argentina’s clash with Netherlands broke out in an on-field brawl after Leandro Paredes booted the ball at the Dutch dugout.

And Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk made sure he paid for his sins.

Paredes booted the ball at the Dutch dugout in frustration

Getty

Paredes booted the ball at the Dutch dugout in frustration

The Dutch bench did not react well to Paredes’ actions

Getty

The Dutch bench did not react well to Paredes’ actions

Louis van Gaal’s side were 2-1 down as the 90-minute mark approached with a Lionel Messi masterclass putting them firmly in control.

Wout Weghorst set up a nervy ending with a strike in the 83rd minute.

That got the Netherlands pretty fired up as they battled to stay in the competition.

Nathan Ake started the aggro with a powerful header on the halfway line, before picking up the ball and moving into the Argentina half.

Not one to shy away from a meaty challenge, Paredes slid in with a hefty challenge on the Manchester City man, leaving him sprawled on the floor.

But Paredes wasn’t finished there as he blasted the loose ball straight at the Dutch dugout following the referee’s whistle for a free-kick.

There was all sorts of pushing and shoving as Van Dijk got involved

Getty

There was all sorts of pushing and shoving as Van Dijk got involved

That left Paredes on the floor, however, he soon got up and was promptly booked

Getty

That left Paredes on the floor, however, he soon got up and was promptly booked

anger

Pepe blames 'Argentine referee' and 'Messi complaining' for Portugal's World Cup exit

feud

'You talk too much' - Messi bites back at Netherlands and Van Gaal

PRAISE

Deschamps admits France were 'lucky' but Rabiot says Kane's pen miss was 'justice'

protected

Pickford ushers cameras away from Kane after England World Cup exit to France

attack

Ronaldo's girlfriend hits out at Portugal boss for 'underestimating' her partner

shock

England vs France referee accused of 'awful game' as numerous decisions questioned

Taking exception to his dissent, the Netherlands substitutes’ bench and backroom staff stormed the pitch to confront the tough-tackling midfielder.

Van Dijk also got involved as he barged Paredes to the ground, before the Argentine midfielder was booked for his actions.

“Well sort this one out,” Stuart Pearce told talkSPORT. “The challenge was poor. Van Dijk arrived and his sheer size floored him.”

However after 10 minutes of added time, Weghorst struck again to send the fiery encounter into extra-time.

Van Dijk then missed the Dutch side’s first spot-kick, while Paredes slammed his into the top corner to help the South Americans have the last laugh as Argentina won 4-3 on penalties.

talkSPORT World Cup 2022 Coverage

talkSPORT is bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of the 2022 World Cup.

We are broadcasting all 64 games in the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage across our network.

You can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com.

talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

You can also download the talkSPORT app, or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT.


Originally Posted By Talk Sport
Next Post Previous Post
No Comment
Add Comment
comment url