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SAO PAULO — You simply cannot leave the cage open. Not for an instant. So much as a crack.

Might as well flip the clasp on Pandora’s Box. Because all the evils that can befall someone in this world — in the form of one rather small, unassuming-looking man — are sure to come crashing down upon your head.

Once more put under lock and key with scant hope of parole, Lionel Messi broke himself out of prison yet again, skipping free of a sliding challenge before sliding a diagonal pass to Angel di Maria to slot home on 118 minutes and send Argentina shakily on with a last-gasp 1-0 win over a stout-hearted Swiss side.

Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (yellow) fails to save a shot by Argentina's midfielder Angel Di Maria (L) in the second half of extra time during a Round of 16 football match between Argentina and Switzerland at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATAJUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images Switzerland’s goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (yellow) fails to save a shot by Argentina’s midfielder Angel Di Maria (L) in the second half of extra time during a Round of 16 football match between Argentina and…

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