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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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15:05

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with us as we saw Lionel Messi lead Argentina to a 1-0 win against Iran, despite Team Melli's best efforts to hold the South Americans to a goalless draw. Our focus now turns to the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, where Germany and Ghana are ready to square off. Join us there as we continue our LIVE coverage of Matchday 10 at Brazil 2014.

15:03
14:58
14:58
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Iran
IranIRN

Statistics

Ball possession

71%
29%
8Fouls Committed14
9Attempts On Target4
19Shots8
1Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
14:55

FULL TIME: Argentina come away from the Estadio Mineirao with three points, thanks to their captain and goalscorer Lionel Messi's last minute heroics. Iran must be commended as they played some of the most disicplined football we've seen in this entire tournament. Team Melli can be proud of the effort they put in today and even had a couple of good looks on goal to maybe score themselves. But Messi, as he is known to do, shows some sublime skill and his shot was never going to be saved by Haghighi. The South Americans, now on six points, have secured passage to the Round of 16 with the win.

14:54
MESSI
ArgentinaARG
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED48TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR6SHOTS
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)
14:51

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Iran
IranIRN
(GK)
(GK)
88'
90'+4
(C)
76'
76'
(C)
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
85'
76'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
76'
90'+4
88'
85'
76'
76'
CoachCoach
Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)Carlos QUEIROZ (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)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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