|Argentina tops Nigeria to win second straight gold |
|Argentina extended its record winning streak in the Olympics to 12 games.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Angel Di Maria scored in the second half and Argentina beat Nigeria, 1-0, at Beijing National Stadium on Saturday to become the first men's soccer team to repeat as Olympic gold medalists in 40 years.|
Argentina extended its record winning streak in the Olympics 12 games. The last time Argentina lost was in the 1996 final to Nigeria. Hungary was the last team to win consecutive golds in 1964 and 1968.
"The feeling we have is incredible," said Argentina's captain, Juan Riquelme. "I hope our country is celebrating back home. It was a beautiful day from the start."
Argentina posted its fourth shutout in six games, following its impressive 3-0 win over Brazil in the semifinals with a gold-medal performance in the final.
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