World Cup

TITLE TEAMS: Argentina v Nigeria
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
 Full TimeFOX/TELE
 0-1L. Messi  14'
V. Moses (p) 51' 1-1 
 1-2M. Rojo  86'
ARGL. Messi  14' 0-1
NGAV. Moses (p) 51' 1-1
ARGM. Rojo  86' 1-2
HT: 0-1
Saint Petersburg Stadium (Attendance: 64,468)
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir
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Nigeria vs. Argentina
Minute Commentary
Never count out La Albiceleste! The momentum of this game went back and forth with everything riding on the result. For much of the second half the Nigerians seemed all but through, however one mistake cost them. An unmarked Marcos Rojo buried a perfect volley into the bottom right corner of the net in the 86th minute to eliminate the Super Eagles. Croatia claim the top spot with nine points on three wins, while Argentina escape Group D with a total of four points.
That is it! Argentina have stolen the three points with a late goal off of the right foot of Marcos Rojo!
90' LOUD
The Argentinian fans at St. Petersburg Stadium are buzzing! The sheer noise is making it nearly impossible to hear any whistles from our referee's whistle.
Argentina are not simply sitting back and trying to defend in the final minutes. Instead they are pushing men forward, looking to counter at every chance possible, and hit the Nigerians in the mouth right after conceding a goal.
Gabriel Mercado flew down the right wing and whipped in a cross to the penalty spot. The pass is picture perfect and picks out an unmarked Marcos Rojo. Rojo coolly, calmly, and clinically volleyed the ball with the inside of his right foot to deposit it into the lower right corner of the net!
86' GOAL
GOAL!! Argentina have scored!!!
Oghenekaro Etebo lines up a free kick and goes for the upper right corner of the Argentine net! The effort seemingly bulges the net, but it instead rippled the side netting. Etebo's effort was nearly perfect, however it missed the target by mere inches.
Odion Ighalo charges into the box, loses his man, and fires a shot on goal from close range! Franco Armani comes off his line to close down the angle and makes a vital save by making himself as big as possible. Argentina's hopes and dreams were nearly crushed on that play.
Gonzalo Higuain has just missed a complete sitter at the near post following a cross from the left wing! The ball sat up perfectly for the striker who was unmarked by the Nigerian defense. He then blasted a left footed strike that missed the net horribly by several feet.
Jorge Sampaoli uses his last substitution of the day to bring on Sergio Aguero for Nicolas Tagliafico. And thus the Paulo Dybala debacle continues, especially if this turns out to be Argentina's last game of the 2018 World Cup.
There was just a VAR review for a possible hand ball by Marcos Rojo on his clearance. The defender's header glanced off his head and hit his hand inside the area. Our referee went to his station, viewed the replay, but kept his decision as no hand ball, and gives Armani a goal kick.
A counter attack springs a two on one opportunity for Nigeria!! Ahmed Musa sees the chance and swings in a cross from the left flank into the area. The ball is cleared by Rojo into the path of Odion Ighalo who scuffs his volleyed attempt wide.
Onyinye Ndidi finds a loose ball in the attacking third and pounces on his opportunity. Ndidi rifles a shot at the center of the goal, however he elevates it just a bit too much sending it over Franco Armani's crossbar by several inches.
La Albiceleste are beginning to send all of their attackers forward looking to find a winner. Argentina must score if they have any hope of advancing out of the group stages, as it stands Nigeria would escape in second on 4 points.
The recent substitute Cristian Pavon utilizes his fresh legs to speed down the right flank and whips in a cross to the center of the area looking to find Gonzalo Higuain! William Ekong, though, tracks back just in time to intervene and claim possession of the ball before Argentina reclaimed the lead.
Ahmed Musa blazes down the left wing and burns Javier Mascherano that results in the speedster sprinting into the area! Musa levels a cross into the center of the area seeking to find his trailing teammates, however Marcos Rojo is in position to cut off the pass and clear it away.
In that matter of a few moments the standings in Group C shift based on two goals. Argentina are now destined to miss out on the knockout rounds after the Nigeria goal, while a Croatian goal has all but sealed Iceland's fate at the bottom of the group.
Victor Moses buries his penalty to the right of Franco Armani, runs out of the box, and executes an impressive tumbling flip! This game is tied 1-1 just like that!
Penalty to Nigeria after a corner kick! Javier Mascherano nearly loses his man and instead decides to drag down Leon Balogun just inside the six yard box. The Argentines plead for a VAR review, but it appears that this will stand.
The final 45 minutes are underway in St. Petersburg! The teams have switched ends and now it will be Nigeria that attack right to left. Gernot Rohr makes one change at the break bringing on Odion Ighalo for Kelechi Iheanacho.
It finally feels like Argentina are in the driver's seat of a match in this year's tournament. They bossed play for much of the first half and really only had to defend against a small number of attacks during the closing minutes of the period. Lionel Messi's goal was a thing of pure beauty, but in the end it might not be enough as Iceland could still sneak through ahead of La Albiceleste with a win over Croatia.
Franco Armani earns his first save for Argentina in the 2018 World Cup following a Nigerian flicked header placed on target by Leon Balogun. The keeper looks to turn play upfield, but Cuneyt Cakir blares his whistle to bring the opening 45 minutes to an end. Argentina lead Nigeria 1-0 at the break!
A deflected cross into the area results in a midair collision between Kelechi Iheanacho and Marcos Rojo. The Super Eagle flails around in the area looking to draw the foul, but the referee allows play to continue on. It appears that while Rojo's leg was in an elevated position, it was actually Iheanacho that initiated the contact.
Oghenekaro Etebo attempts his second shot of the match, his first was blocked immediately but the result of this one is far worse. The right footed attempt is terribly mishit by the Nigerian as it is skewed so wide that it goes out for a throw in.
A lovely series of passes arches the ball from the right side of the area all the way to the left and onto the feet of an open Angel Di Maria. Di Maria lines up his shot and blasts a left footed attempt, but Victor Moses closes down the gap to block the effort and swing play out of the box.
Angel Di Maria is sprung by a brilliant pass in behind the defense! The speedy winger charges to the edge of the area as Leon Balogun's legs tangle with his taking him down. The yellow card is immediately shown to the dismay of La Albiceleste who feel it should have been a red card.
Ever Banega has been absolutely massive in the midfield so far this afternoon. The Sevilla man assisted on the Messi goal, created several other chances, and has defended excellently against the Nigerian counter attack.
Lionel Messi plays an inch perfect pass into the path of a streaking Gonzalo Higuain inside the area! Higuain gets an initial touch on the ball, but Francis Uzoho comes out off his line and expertly stops any further attack by the Argentines.
Leon Balogun works a beautiful give and go with Victor Moses that sends the defender into space down the right wing! Balogun tracks the ball down and tries to shepherd it out for a corner kick, but Nicolas Otamendi shoves him to the ground. The Super Eagles cry for a foul, but the referees disagree allowing play to go on uninterrupted.
Angel Di Maria flings a free kick in from the left sideline looking to find his teammates at the far post. The pass has far too much weight on it, but in the end it doesn't matter as the referee spots a foul by the Argentine attackers and whistles the play dead.
15' MESSI!!!
Ever Banega hammered a picture perfect long ball over the top to find the streaking Lionel Messi! Messi controlled the ball with a deft first touch off his thigh, then lifted his head up, bent it around the charging Francis Uzoho with his right, and buried it into the far side of the net!
15' GOAL!
GOOOAAAL! LIONEL MESSI!! Argentina lead 1-0!
Javier Mascherano foolishly gives the ball away inside his own half to Kelechi Iheanacho which springs an odd man break the other way! Iheanacho reaches the edge of the box and winds up a shot, but Javier Mascherano rights his wrong by making an excellently timed slide tackle to dispossess the Nigerian.
Ahmed Musa claims a clearance out of the box by the Argentinian back line and tries to go for goal from distance! He lashes at the ball causing him to fall during the attempt, but his aim is quite impressive for such an off balance shot as it soars above the crossbar by only a few inches.
Nigeria earn an early chance on the counter attack as they nearly catch their opposition's defense sleeping! Oghenekaro Etebo pounces on the ball at the top of the box and attempts a low driven shot, but it is immediately blocked away by Nicolas Otamendi.
Gernot Rohr's side is clearly pulling back all the way to their area looking to earn a point on a draw or possibly hit the Argentine's out on the break. Argentina, on the other hand, seem content with possessing the ball for long periods of time seeking to find a way to create a chance.
We are underway in St. Petersburg! La Albiceleste attack from right to left during the first half in their classic sky blue and white striped uniforms, while the Nigerians wear a sharp and simple forest green kit. The man in the middle today is Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir who is assisted by his countrymen Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun, as well as Bjorn Kuipers from the Netherlands.
These two countries have met a total of eight times before today with Argentina claiming five of those games. It should be noted that the last time these teams faced off, though, that Nigeria stunned La Albiceleste in Krasnodar by the score of 4-2 with goals scored by Kelechi Iheanacho, Bryan Idowu, and two from Alex Iwobi.
Argentina Bench: Nahuel Guzman, Cristian Ansaldi, Lucas Biglia, Federico Fazio, Marcos Acuna, Maximiliano Meza, Eduardo Salvio, Sergio Aguero, Giovani Lo Celso, Paulo Dybala, Cristian Pavon, Willy Caballero
Nigeria Bench: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Elderson Echiejile, Odion Ighalo, Abdullahi Shehu, Simeon Nwankwo, Joel Obi, Daniel Akpeyi, Ogenyi Onazi, Alex Iwobi, John Ogu, Chidozie Awaziem, Chidozie Awaziem
Argentina (4-4-2): Franco Armani; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico; Enzo Perez, Javier Mascherano, Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain
Nigeria (3-5-2): Francis Uzoho; Leon Balogun, William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo; Victor Moses, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Onyinye Ndidi, Brian Idowu; Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho
To say that La Albiceleste have struggled would be a massive understatement. Their time in Russia has been surrounded by rumors of unrest between the players, their coach Jorge Sampaoli, and the Argentine Football Association. Argentina sit at the bottom of the table with just a single point through their first two matches and now must win and receive help in order to reach the knockout rounds. The pressure will no doubt fall upon the shoulders of Lionel Messi who had to carry the team through their final CONMEBOL games which helped them narrowly qualify for this tournament. Can La Pulga Atomica put the team on his back again and drag them through to the next stage of the 2018 World Cup?
The gorgeous St. Petersburg Stadium in the historic Russian city built across over forty islands plays host to a crucial Group D tie in just an hour’s time. Argentina must win this match if they have any hope of advancing to the next round, while Nigeria can draw and still move on depending on the result of the other game between Iceland and Croatia. Please stay tuned for our match preview and the breakdown of today’s starting lineups.
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Francis Uzoho23
32' Leon Balogun6
William Ekong5
90' Kenneth Omeruo22
51' Victor Moses11
Oghenekaro Etebo8
90+1' John Obi Mikel10
Onyinye Ndidi4
Brian Idowu2
90+2' Ahmed Musa7
46' Kelechi Iheanacho14
Ikechukwu Ezenwa1
Daniel Akpeyi16
Elderson Echiejile3
Abdullahi Shehu12
Tyronne Ebuehi21
Chidozie Awaziem20
Joel Obi15
John Ogu19
Ogenyi Onazi17
46' Odion Ighalo9
90+2' Simeon Nwankwo13
90' Alex Iwobi18
12Franco Armani
2Gabriel Mercado
17Nicolás Otamendi
16Marcos Rojo 86' 
3Nicolás Tagliafico 80'
15Enzo Pérez 61'
14Javier Mascherano 49'
7Éver Banega 64'
11Ángel Di María 72'
10Lionel Messi 90+4' 14' 
9Gonzalo Higuaín
1Nahuel Guzmán
23Willy Caballero
6Federico Fazio
4Cristian Ansaldi
18Eduardo Salvio
8Marcos Acuna
13Maximiliano Meza 72'
22Cristian Pavón 61'
5Lucas Biglia
20Giovani Lo Celso
19Sergio Agüero 80'
21Paulo Dybala
Gernot Rohr 
Jorge Sampaoli 
23Francis Uzoho
6Leon Balogun
Yellow Card 32'
5William Ekong
22Kenneth Omeruo
Substitution Alex Iwobi (on) 90'
11Victor Moses
Goal 51'
8Oghenekaro Etebo
10John Obi Mikel
Yellow Card 90+1'
4Onyinye Ndidi
2Brian Idowu
7Ahmed Musa
Substitution Simeon Nwankwo (on) 90+2'
14Kelechi Iheanacho
Substitution Odion Ighalo (on) 46'
1Ikechukwu Ezenwa
16Daniel Akpeyi
3Elderson Echiéjilé
12Abdullahi Shehu
21Tyronne Ebuehi
20Chidozie Awaziem
15Joel Obi
19John Ogu
17Ogenyi Onazi
9Odion Ighalo
Substitution Odion Ighalo (on) 46'
13Simeon Nwankwo
Substitution Simeon Nwankwo (on) 90+2'
18Alex Iwobi
Substitution Alex Iwobi (on) 90'
Gernot Rohr 
12Franco Armani
2Gabriel Mercado
17Nicolás Otamendi
16Marcos Rojo
Goal 86'
3Nicolás Tagliafico
Substitution Sergio Agüero (on) 80'
15Enzo Pérez
Substitution Cristian Pavón (on) 61'
14Javier Mascherano
Yellow Card 49'
7Éver Banega
Yellow Card 64'
11Ángel Di María
Substitution Maximiliano Meza (on) 72'
10Lionel Messi
Yellow Card 90+4'
Goal 14'
9Gonzalo Higuaín
1Nahuel Guzmán
23Willy Caballero
6Federico Fazio
4Cristian Ansaldi
18Eduardo Salvio
8Marcos Acuña
13Maximiliano Meza
Substitution Ángel Di María (off) 72'
22Cristian Pavón
Substitution Enzo Pérez (off) 61'
5Lucas Biglia
20Giovani Lo Celso
19Sergio Agüero
Substitution Nicolás Tagliafico (off) 80'
21Paulo Dybala
Jorge Sampaoli 
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Team Stats
NigeriaNGA ArgentinaARG
1 Goals 2
0 Assists 2
9 Shots 8
3 Shots on Goal 4
2 Saves 2
1 Penalties Scored 0
1 Penalty Kicks 0
14 Crosses 20
3 Corner Kicks 5
0 Offside 2
20 Fouls Committed 15
2 Cautions/Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
35% Ball Possession 65%
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
23Francis Uzoho 90 - 0 0 2 2
2Brian Idowu 90 0 0 0 - -
4Onyinye Ndidi 90 0 0 0 - -
5William Ekong 90 0 0 0 - -
6Leon Balogun 90 0 1 0 - -
7Ahmed Musa 89 0 0 0 - -
8Oghenekaro Etebo 90 0 0 0 - -
10John Obi Mikel 90 0 1 0 - -
11Victor Moses 90 1 0 0 - -
14Kelechi Iheanacho 45 0 0 0 - -
22Kenneth Omeruo 89 0 0 0 - -
9Odion Ighalo 45 0 0 0 - -
13Simeon Nwankwo 1 0 0 0 - -
18Alex Iwobi 1 0 0 0 - -

No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
12Franco Armani 90 - 0 0 1 2
2Gabriel Mercado 90 0 0 0 - -
3Nicolás Tagliafico 80 0 0 0 - -
7Éver Banega 90 0 1 0 - -
9Gonzalo Higuaín 90 0 0 0 - -
10Lionel Messi 90 1 1 0 - -
11Ángel Di María 72 0 0 0 - -
14Javier Mascherano 90 0 1 0 - -
15Enzo Pérez 61 0 0 0 - -
16Marcos Rojo 90 1 0 0 - -
17Nicolás Otamendi 90 0 0 0 - -
13Maximiliano Meza 18 0 0 0 - -
19Sergio Agüero 10 0 0 0 - -
22Cristian Pavón 29 0 0 0 - -
NigeriaNGA vs. ArgentinaARG
Minute Event
90+5' Game Over Nigeria 1-2 Argentina
90+5' Half Over Nigeria 1-2 Argentina
90+5' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
90+4' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
90+4' Free Kick Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
90+4' Yellow Card Lionel Messi (Argentina)
90+4' Foul Mascherano fouled by Simeon Nwankwo (Nigeria)
90+4' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
90+3' Free Kick Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
90+3' Foul Messi fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
90+2' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
90+2' Substitution Simeon Nwankwo (on). Musa (off). (Nigeria)
90+2' Throw-In Maximiliano Meza (Argentina)
90+1' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
90+1' Yellow Card John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
90+1' Cross Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Blocked
90+1' Injury Time (Argentina)
90' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
90' Throw-In Maximiliano Meza (Argentina)
90' Substitution Alex Iwobi (on). Omeruo (off). (Nigeria)
89' Free Kick William Ekong (Nigeria)
88' Foul Omeruo fouled by Lionel Messi (Argentina)
86' Goal Marcos Rojo (Argentina). Assist by Mercado
86' Shot on Goal Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
86' Cross Gabriel Mercado (Argentina) - On Target
85' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
84' Shot Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
84' Free Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
84' Foul Ndidi fouled by Éver Banega (Argentina)
83' Shot on Goal Odion Ighalo (Nigeria)
83' Free Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
83' Foul Musa fouled by Cristian Pavón (Argentina)
82' Cross Éver Banega (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
82' Corner Kick Éver Banega (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
82' Cross Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Blocked
82' Cross Gabriel Mercado (Argentina) - Blocked
82' Free Kick Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
82' Foul Mascherano fouled by Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
81' Throw-In Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
81' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
80' Shot Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
80' Cross Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Off Target
80' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
80' Substitution Sergio Agüero (on). Tagliafico (off). (Argentina)
79' Shot Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
79' Cross Éver Banega (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
78' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
77' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
75' Shot Odion Ighalo (Nigeria)
75' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
75' Cross Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
75' Corner Kick Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
75' Cross Gabriel Mercado (Argentina) - Headed Out - Out of Play
74' Free Kick Éver Banega (Argentina)
74' Foul Rojo fouled by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria)
74' Free Kick Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
74' Foul Tagliafico fouled by Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
74' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
73' Cross Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
73' Corner Kick Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
72' Cross Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Defended
72' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
72' Substitution Maximiliano Meza (on). Di María (off). (Argentina)
71' Shot Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
71' Cross Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina) - Blocked
70' Free Kick Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
70' Foul Rojo fouled by Odion Ighalo (Nigeria)
70' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
69' Throw-In Ángel Di María (Argentina)
69' Corner Kick Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Completed Pass
68' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
68' Free Kick Éver Banega (Argentina)
68' Foul Banega fouled by Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
67' Throw-In Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
67' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
66' Cross Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
66' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
65' Free Kick John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
64' Yellow Card Éver Banega (Argentina)
64' Foul Ndidi fouled by Éver Banega (Argentina)
64' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
64' Foul Messi fouled by Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
63' Cross Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Defended
63' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
63' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
62' Corner Kick Éver Banega (Argentina) - Completed Pass
62' Cross Cristian Pavón (Argentina) - Clearance Out of Play
61' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
61' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
61' Substitution Cristian Pavón (on). Pérez (off). (Argentina)
59' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
59' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Defended
59' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
58' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
58' Foul Messi fouled by Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
58' Free Kick Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
58' Foul Pérez fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
57' Cross Éver Banega (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
57' Cross Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
57' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
56' Foul Victor Moses (Nigeria)
56' Free Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
56' Foul Mascherano fouled by Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
56' Free Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
55' Foul Ighalo fouled by Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
55' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
54' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
54' Throw-In Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
54' Cross Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
54' Corner Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
53' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
53' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
51' Penalty Goal Victor Moses (Nigeria)
51' Shot on Goal Victor Moses (Nigeria)
51' Free Kick Victor Moses (Nigeria)
49' Yellow Card Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
49' Foul Balogun fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
49' Cross Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) - Foul
49' Corner Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) - Foul
48' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
48' Throw-In Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
48' Free Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
47' Foul Ighalo fouled by Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
46' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
46' Substitution Odion Ighalo (on). Iheanacho (off). (Nigeria)
46' Start Half
45+3' Half Over Nigeria 0-1 Argentina
45+3' Shot on Goal Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
45+3' Cross Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) - On Target
45+2' Cross Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
45+2' Free Kick Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
45+2' Foul Musa fouled by Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
45+1' Injury Time (Argentina)
45+1' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
44' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Blocked
44' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
44' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
43' Throw-In Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
42' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
42' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
42' Shot Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
41' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
41' Throw-In Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
40' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
39' Free Kick Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
39' Foul Ndidi fouled by Éver Banega (Argentina)
39' Shot Ángel Di María (Argentina)
38' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
38' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
38' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
38' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
37' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
36' Free Kick John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
36' Foul Etebo fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
35' Free Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
35' Foul Rojo fouled by Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria)
35' Free Kick Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
35' Offside Ángel Di María (Argentina)
34' Shot on Goal Lionel Messi (Argentina)
34' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
32' Yellow Card Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
32' Foul Di María fouled by Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
32' Free Kick John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
32' Foul Mikel fouled by Enzo Pérez (Argentina)
30' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
29' Free Kick Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
29' Foul Mascherano fouled by Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
29' Free Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
27' Foul Uzoho fouled by Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
27' Shot on Goal Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
27' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
26' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
26' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
26' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
24' Throw-In Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
22' Throw-In Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
22' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
22' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
21' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
20' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
20' Free Kick Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
19' Foul Di María fouled by Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
19' Cross Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
19' Corner Kick Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
19' Cross Victor Moses (Nigeria) - Blocked
18' Free Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
18' Foul Ekong fouled by Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
18' Cross Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Foul
18' Free Kick Ángel Di María (Argentina)
17' Foul Di María fouled by Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
17' Free Kick Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
16' Foul Tagliafico fouled by Victor Moses (Nigeria)
14' Goal Lionel Messi (Argentina). Assist by Banega
14' Shot on Goal Lionel Messi (Argentina)
14' Free Kick Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
14' Foul Idowu fouled by Enzo Pérez (Argentina)
12' Free Kick Leon Balogun (Nigeria)
12' Foul Etebo fouled by Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
12' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
11' Throw-In Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina)
11' Cross Gabriel Mercado (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
10' Cross Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Blocked
9' Goal Kick Franco Armani (Argentina)
9' Shot Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
9' Cross Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
9' Throw-In Onyinye Ndidi (Nigeria)
8' Cross Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Blocked
8' Goal Kick Francis Uzoho (Nigeria)
8' Shot Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
7' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
7' Foul Messi fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
7' Shot Oghenekaro Etebo (Nigeria)
6' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
6' Free Kick William Ekong (Nigeria)
5' Offside Ángel Di María (Argentina)
5' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
4' Throw-In Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
4' Free Kick Lionel Messi (Argentina)
3' Foul Pérez fouled by Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
3' Throw-In Brian Idowu (Nigeria)
3' Throw-In Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina)
2' Throw-In Victor Moses (Nigeria)
1' Throw-In Gabriel Mercado (Argentina)
1' Start Half
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