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Messi magic takes Argentina through

A stunning injury-time goal by Lionel Messi has taken Argentina through to the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Iran in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

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Quotes

"We have to have a good look at what happened and try to improve. We have a few causes for concern," Alejandro Sabella, Argentina coach.

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14:53
The final whistle sounds.
14:52
90'+REZA (Iran) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:51
90'+ BIGLIA (in) comes off the bench to replace DI MARIA (out) (Argentina)
14:49
90'+ MESSI (Argentina) scores!!
14:46
88'REZA (Iran) commits a foul.
14:45
88' R. HAGHIGHI (in) comes off the bench to replace HAJI SAFI (out) (Iran)
14:44
86'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.
14:44
86'REZA (Iran) sees his effort hit the target.
14:43
86'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:43
85'DI MARIA (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
14:42
85' ALIREZA (in) comes off the bench to replace DEJAGAH (out) (Iran)
14:42
84'A. HAGHIGHI (Iran) blocks the shot.
14:42
84'PALACIO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:41
83'ROJO (Argentina) commits a foul.
14:40
82'ROJO (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

Man of the Match

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Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Iran
IranIRN
(GK)
(GK)
88'
5
90'+4
(C)
76'
76'
10
(C)
Misses next match if booked
16
Misses next match if booked
16
85'
20
76'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
22
(GK)
76'
90'+4
88'
85'
10
76'
17
76'
CoachCoach
Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)Carlos QUEIRÓS (POR)

Match Facts

Belo Horizonte

Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the state of Minas Gerais gambled with the idea of instating a new capital to replace Ouro Preto.

Estadio Mineirao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Mineirao
  • CityBelo Horizonte
  • Year constructed1965
  • Overall capacity58170

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 51 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Milorad MAZIC
    Serbia
    SerbiaSRB
  • Assistant Referee 1: Milovan RISTIC (SRB)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor DJURDJEVIC (SRB)
  • Fourth official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)