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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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21:01

What a day! It's been another action-packed matchday at the 2014 World Cup and you can head over to our daily tournament blog to digest the day's events. Switzerland stunned Ecuador with a dramatic come-from-behind victory in Brasilia before France downed Honduras in Porto Alegre. It was to be Messi's night at the Maracana though, as he set one up and scored another to get Argentina roling at Brazil 2014.

20:55
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH

Statistics

Ball possession

57%
43%
10Fouls Committed14
5Attempts On Target10
11Shots15
2Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
20:55

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36Goals so far
MESSI
ARG2-0BIH
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MESSI
20:54
MESSI
ArgentinaARG
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED62TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR3SHOTS
20:50
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: It's all over at the Maracana and it's Argentina who emerge victorious. Kolasinac's unfortunate own goal opened the scoring before Messi ended his World Cup drought just after the hour mark. Ibisevic scored Bosnia and Herzegovina's first ever World Cup goal late on, but it wasn't quite enough as Sabella's men leave Rio with three points.

20:49
90'+MESSI (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

SIDE NETTING! Higuain finds space through the middle and plays Messi in. The No10 skips past the challenges and fires at goal, but it's just wide.

20:48

Di Maria skips away down the Argentina left and chips the ball over the Bosnia and Herzegovina defence towards Messi at the far post, but it's eventually snuffed out.

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.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
(C)
(C)
46' HT
74'
69'
87'
71'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
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

  • --Temperature
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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)

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