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Bosnia beaten by Messi marvel

Lionel Messi scored one and made another as Argentina beat debutants Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 at the Maracana.

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“It was an even game right from the start, though the second half was a little more entertaining. We started to make more chances when Higuain came on and we got the second goal, which helped us settle down,” Alejandro Sabella, Argentina coach

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20:50
The final whistle sounds.
20:49
90'+MESSI (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
20:45
88'VIŠĆA (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is penalised after committing a foul.
20:44
87' BIGLIA (in) comes off the bench to replace AGUERO (out) (Argentina)
20:44
87'MEDUNJANIN (Bosnia and Herzegovina) sees an effort go off target.
20:41
85' IBIŠEVIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina) scores!!
20:41
84'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.
20:41
84'VIŠĆA (Bosnia and Herzegovina) sees his effort hit the target.
20:39
82'MESSI (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
20:38
81'GARAY (Argentina) blocks the shot.
20:38
81'PJANIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina) sees his effort hit the target.
20:38
81'MASCHERANO (Argentina) blocks the shot.
20:38
81'VIŠĆA (Bosnia and Herzegovina) sees his effort hit the target.
20:37
80'GARAY (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DŽEKO (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
20:34
78'HIGUAIN (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

Man of the Match

Forward

Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
(C)
10
(C)
46' HT
74'
11
16
69'
16
20
87'
71'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
5
46' HT
87'
69'
46' HT
74'
71'
Injured
CoachCoach
Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)Safet SUSIC (BIH)

Match Facts

Rio De Janeiro

On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay.

Estadio do Maracana

  • Stadium nameEstadio do Maracana
  • CityRio De Janeiro
  • Year constructed1950
  • Overall capacity74738

Weather

  • Cloudy Night
  • 25° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 69 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Joel AGUILAR
    El Salvador
    El SalvadorSLV
  • Assistant Referee 1: William TORRES (SLV)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Juan ZUMBA (SLV)
  • Fourth official: Djamel HAIMOUDI (ALG)

Groups

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