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Gallery: Argentina v Switzerland

Cup Competitions

Argentina faced Switzerland in the World Cup last 16 match in Sao Paulo. The game went in extra time after some resolute defending from the Swiss.

 

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Argentina's national soccer players pose for a team photo before their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paul HannaSwitzerland's national soccer players pose before the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Argentina and Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghArgentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi controls the ball during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoArgentina's Lionel Messi (C) fights for the ball with Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi and Johan Djourou during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachArgentina's Marcos Rojo (16) jumps to head the ball against Switzerland's players during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghX - Xherdan Shaqiri. Dubbed the 'Alpine Messi' in some quarters, the Swiss midfielder scored a hat-trick in the Group E win over Honduras. It was the 50th treble in World Cup history and the second of the tournament after Thomas Mueller's trio for Germany in their 4-0 opening win over Portugal. Picture: Paulo WhitakerArgentina's Angel Di Maria fights for the ball with Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner (2) and Granit Xhaka during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghArgentina's Lionel Messi (C) fights for the ball with Switzerland's Fabian Schaer (L) and Granit Xhaka during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghSwitzerland's Gokhan Inler is challenged by Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paul HannaSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka fights for the ball with Argentina's Marcos Rojo during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghArgentina's Lionel Messi dribbles the ball past Switzerland's Fabian Schaer (22) and Valon Behrami, during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghArgentina's Ezequiel Garay (front) misses a goal scoring opportunity against Switzerland during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachArgentina's Lionel Messi (C) is surrounded by Switzerland's Granit Xhaka (L), Fabian Schaer (2nd L), Stephan Lichtsteiner and Ricardo Rodriguez (R) during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo WhitakerSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka (2nd L) jumps for the ball during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Argentina and Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoArgentina's Angel Di Maria is challenged by Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSwitzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (R) saves a shot by Argentina's Marcos Rojo (L) as Switzerland's Granit Xhaka watches during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSwitzerland's Gokhan Inler (C) fights for the ball with Argentina's Javier Mascherano (L) and Fernando Gago during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachArgentina's Lionel Messi (L) fights for the ball with Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoArgentina's Gonzalo Higuain (L) tries to score against Switzerland during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSwitzerland's Diego Benaglio (bottom) reacts after clashing with Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio (top L) for the ball during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachSwitzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (R) lies on the pitch as teammate Johan Djourou gestures and Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio reacts during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Paul HannaArgentina's Gonzalo Higuain (L) and Argentina's Ezequiel Garay (R) challenge Switzerland's Johan Djourou during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoReferee Jonas Eriksson of Sweden accidentaly blocks Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Argentina and Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paul HannaSwitzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio fails to stop a goal by Argentina's Angel Di Maria during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo WhitakerArgentina's Lionel Messi (top R) celebrates after teammate Angel Di Maria (not pictured) scored a goal during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo WhitakerSwitzerland's players react after conceding a goal to Argentina in extra time during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghArgentina's Angel Di Maria (C) celebrates scoring against Switzerland during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

 

 

 

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