With the Netherlands 2-0 down, Wout Weghorst became the unlikely hero for his side when he came on in the 78th minute.
Argentina were 2-0 up and looked to be cruising into the semi-finals to face Croatia, thanks to another top display from Messi. An incredible assist and penalty put them in control, with the Netherlands looking down and out.
Louis Van Gaal then introduced another striker in Wout Weghorst, who made an immediate impact with a header to give the Netherlands a lifeline.
In a tense final few minutes, Wout Weghorst finished off a smart move from a free-kick to spark wild scenes and force the game into extra time.
🇳🇱 2-2 🇦🇷 - ET to come
Wout Weghorst with the Dutch leveller. Dramatic
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It took incredible composure not just from Weghorst, but also his teammates in the final chance of the game.
Of all the players on the pitch, it looked unlikely that Weghorst would become the hero for the Netherlands.
Known to Premier League fans for a disappointing period with Burnley that saw him score two goals in 20 games. So far with a loan spell with Besiktas, he has somewhat got his career back on track, with six goals in 14 games.
It was Wolfsburg that he made his name, with 70 goals in 144 appearances for the German side. This lead to Burnley making the move for the striker.
It was also where Wout Weghorst scored a goal very similar to tonight's dramatic equaliser. In Wolfsburg's 2-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld, the 30-year-old put Wolfsburg 1-0 up, when he pealed away from the wall after a short pass from a free kick.
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Just like Argentina tonight, Arminia Bielefeld defence was shocked by the clever move, and had no answer.
Louis Van Gaal has shown in the 2014 World Cup he is ready to try anything to win a game. He brought on Tim Krul for penalties against Costa Rica, with the goalkeeper proving to be the hero.
Don't put it past the Manchester United manager to have pre planned this move before tonight's game.