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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)
(C)
80'
90'+1
Misses next match if booked
(C) 63'
Misses next match if booked
66'
38'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
90'+1
80'
66'
63'
38'
Absent
CoachCoach
Stephen KESHI (NGA)Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Match Facts

Porto Alegre

From the subtropical climate to the cultural habits, Porto Alegre is fairly different from the other state capitals in Brazil.

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)