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.
I feel for the Iran National team, they have played some great football these past 2 games. #Respect @afcasiancup #CahillBrazil #Messi— Tim Cahill (@Tim Cahill) 21/06/2014 17:52
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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.