Messi struck a double in a 4-1 home win for Barca in December 2012 but that was the last time he found the net against Courtois. (AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA)
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Argentina's World Cup quarterfinal against Belgium Saturday is likely to be decided by who comes out on top in a continuing duel between their captain Lionel Messi and opposing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Barcelona forward Messi, whose four goals and one assist have propelled the South Americans into the last eight, has faced Courtois 10 times in three seasons since the lanky 22-year-old joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea in 2011 . Messi made Courtois look foolish again for his next goal, a crafty free kick in a 2-1 La Liga victory for Barca at Atletico's Calderon Stadium in February 2012 .Courtois must have been wondering what had hit him when Messi struck a double in a 4-1 home win for Barca in December 2012 but that was the last time the Argentine found the net against the Madrid club.
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