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Nigeria through despite Messi-inspired defeat

Lionel Messi struck twice as Argentina maintained their 100 per cent record at Brazil 2014 with a 3-2 win over Nigeria, who also progress to the Round of 16.

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Quotes

"The further into the tournament we go, the more we’re finding our rhythm. The structure of the side is getting much better," Alejandro Sabella, Argentina coach.

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14:53
The final whistle sounds.
14:53
90'+ONAZI (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALVAREZ (Argentina).
14:51
90'+LAVEZZI (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OMERUO (Nigeria).
14:49
90'+ BIGLIA (in) comes off the bench to replace HIGUAIN (out) (Argentina)
14:48
90'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
14:48
90'MASCHERANO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:47
88'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
14:46
87'AMBROSE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
14:44
85'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
14:44
85'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:43
84'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
14:40
82'ONAZI (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
14:40
82'GARAY (Argentina) blocks the shot.
14:40
82'UCHEBO (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
14:40
82'MUSA (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.

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Line-ups

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
(GK)
(GK)
2
(C)
7
5
80'
90'+1
10
Misses next match if booked
10
(C) 63'
17
16
Misses next match if booked
66'
22
20
38'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
16
(GK)
12
(GK)
21
(GK)
(GK)
90'+1
11
Absent
15
19
80'
63'
20
66'
38'
23
CoachCoach
Stephen KESHI (NGA)Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Match Facts

Porto Alegre

Estadio Beira-Rio

  • Stadium nameEstadio Beira-Rio
  • CityPorto Alegre
  • Year constructed1969
  • Overall capacity43394

Weather

  • Cloudy
  • 20° CTemperature
  • 6 m/sWind
  • 87 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nicola RIZZOLI
    Italy
    ItalyITA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Renato FAVERANI (ITA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Andrea STEFANI (ITA)
  • Fourth official: Svein ODDVAR MOEN (NOR)

Groups

Group F
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
ARG
33006339
NGA
31113304
BIH
31024403
IRN
301214-31