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Heinze header downs Nigeria

Gabriel Heinze's early goal earned Argentina a 1-0 victory over Nigeria and they might have won by more but for Super Eagles keeper Vincent Enyeama.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+YOBO (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
90'+ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JONAS (Argentina).
90'+MASCHERANO (Argentina) commits a foul.
90'M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
87'YAKUBU (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
85' BURDISSO (in) comes off the bench to replace DI MARIA (out) (Argentina)
82'UCHE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
81'M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) swings in the corner.
81'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
81'MESSI (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
79' D. MILITO (in) comes off the bench to replace HIGUAIN (out) (Argentina)
78'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.
78'MARTINS (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
77' HARUNA (Nigeria) is yellow carded.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

Statistics

Ball possession
58
%
42

Attempts

20Attempts11
7On-Target1
9Off-Target8

Disciplinary

7Fouls Committed8
1Yellow cards1
0Red Cards0

Attacking

10Corners4
0Offsides0
0Free kicks0
1Saves6

Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
22
(GK)
(GK)
2
(C)
75'
85'
74'
79'
14
10
15
11
17
13
18
52'
(C)
19
60'
17
20
SubstitutesSubstitutes
1
4
85'
52'
12
10
60'
12
75'
13
79'
16
74'
CoachCoach
Diego MARADONA (ARG)Lars Edvin LAGERBÄCK (SWE)

Match Facts

Ellis Park Stadium

  • Stadium nameEllis Park Stadium
  • CityJohannesburg

Officials

  • Referee: Wolfgang STARK
    Germany
    GermanyGER
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Hendrik SALVER (GER)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Mike PICKEL (GER)
  • Fourth official: Khalil Ibrahim AL GHAMDI (KSA)