Here we go! Nigeria and Argentina have kicked off a do-or-die clash. Will the Super Eagles soar to the Round of 16 or will the Albiceleste reign supreme? Stay with us to find out in an hour and a half.
Both teams have made a good start to the match. Argentina are dominating possession and saw Tagliafico shoot wide from just inside the area while Nigeria saw Otebo’s shot blocked after a good charge down the middle.
MESSI! Who else? He’s had enough of the criticism and fires Argentina ahead. He latches on to a wonderful cross-field pass and shrugs off the marker and just fires a right-footer in. Super Eagles stunned but has that goal clipped their wings? Let’s see.
FACT: Messi’s strike was the 100th goal at the 2018 World Cup. Talk about choosing the time to strike🔥
Almost!!!! Messi is in the mood tonight. He threads a through ball for Higuain who latched on to it and was about to get a shot away but the Nigerian GK Uzoho came racing out and smothered the ball.
YELLOW! Nigerian are at sixes and sevens at the back. Angel Di Maria is sent through on goal but is clipped just outside the area by a retreating Balogun. The ref opts not to send him off and cautions him. Lucky escape. Meanwhile. Argentina has a freekick at a dangerous position.
WOODWORK! Messi goes for the far post from edge of the box on the left side of the area. He beats the keeper but sees the ball bounce back off the post.