BBC Sport - Netherlands v Argentina: Louis van Gaal - score first, stop Lionel Messi

Score first, stop Messi - Van Gaal

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says that his plan to beat Argentina is to score first and stop Lionel Messi.

They face each other for a place in the Fifa World Cup final on Wednesday and Messi has looked in fine form, scoring four goals in the tournament so far.

Argentina's victory over the Netherlands in the 1978 final is the only time they have beaten the Dutch in eight meetings in all competitions.

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