Argentina got the message that they needed to play their best football on the biggest stage. In their World Cup knockout match, Lionel Messi scored his 11th goal in 25 games making him the all-time leading scorer of the tournament, and helped Argentina reach the final for only the second time in history.
The team has now won 2 World Cups and reached five finals overall. Argentina came out for their pre-match warm-up with the swagger of a pro wrestler. And, as with a pro wrestler's entrance music, the mostly Albiceleste crowd dutifully popped.