Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 Full TimeESPN/UNIV/UNDP
Nigeria
2
 
3
Argentina
 0-1L. Messi  3'
A. Musa  4' 1-1 
 1-2L. Messi  45'
A. Musa  47' 2-2 
 2-3M. Rojo  50'
HT: 1-2
Beira Rio (Attendance: 43,285)
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
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Nigeria vs. Argentina
Minute Commentary
90' ARGENTINA 3-2 NIGERIA
There are jubilant scenes in Porto Alegre as both sides progress to the knockout stages. Nigeria did brilliantly to twice level as a clinical Ahmed Musa brace cancelled out Messi's early strike and brilliant set-piece. The winner for Argentina coming from Rojo five minutes into the second half. As they did four years ago Argentina win their first three group games without playing particularly well – Messi is the difference. He is silencing his critics who accused him of failing to deliver on the world stage. Well delivering is exactly what he is doing in this tournament. Messi and Co will more than likely avoid France in the next round and face the runners-up in group F. Nigeria it is who will have the more difficult clash.
90' FULL-TIME
The referee blows for full time... although the whistle is barely heard above the singing of the Argentina fans - it's an incredible atmosphere. The game ends Nigeria 2 Argentina 3.
90' YET MORE CHANCES
Ambrose nearly snatched an equaliser – he showed a touch of real quality to cut back inside and lose his marker on the edge of the box, with clear sight on goal he let fly but could only rattle the side-netting. Mascherano strikes from distance, ignoring two players strewn on the halfway line following a nasty collision. The Nigerian keeper is equal to it though showing a safe pair of hands to collect the strike.
86' END-TO-END TO THE LAST
Emenike drills a low cross into the six-yard box. It initially evades everyone before Mascherano casually clears. Nigeria are the side pushing for the next goal but Di Maria is put clear though on goal – his rather lethargic strike just inside the box is palmed away by Enyeama.
82' ANOTHER CHANGE
Nigeria make another change as Odemwingie is replaced by Uche Nwofor. The man coming off did not look happy, which is odd.
81' LOOKING FOR A HAT-TRICK
Musa, on a hat-trick, is found by Emenike inside the area, he cuts inside before unleashing a strike on goal, Zabaleta denies him with a brilliant block.
78' STILL PLENTY OF ACTION
Two quick fire Nigeria set-pieces come to nothing after poor delivery. Musa blasts a first-time effort well over the bar after the ball found him on the edge of the area. Pressure from Mascherano meant he had to get that one away quickly. Lavezzi and Di Maria then work a training ground free-kick with a scoop over the wall catching out the Nigeria defence – Enyeama gets enough on Lavezzi's strike to clear.
71' NOBODY IN THE MIDDLE
Argentina have lost some of their attacking threat since Messi departed but they're keeping the ball well – Lavezzi bursts to the byline but he was too quick for everyone – his square ball was played into empty space as the Argentinean strikers failed to gamble on the cross.
70' STILL PLENTY OF THREAT
Higuain holds up play well and spots the run of Di Maria out on the left as Argentina break, only for Yobo to step in and snatch it off him. Argentina force their 10th corner of the game but the attempted one-two on the edge of the box breaks down.
66' CHANGE FOR NIGERIA
Michael Uchebo has replaced the injured Babatunde for Nigeria, with the Super Eagles seemingly cruising through in second place in the group thanks to Iran losing in the other group game.
64' A WELL-DESERVED REST
Messi will have to settle for the brace – the Argentinean magician is replaced by Ricardo Alvarez and protected for the knockout stages.
60' MESSI DENIED A HAT-TRICK
Nigeria are packing the midfield as Argentina play it around from front to back. A wonderful play built from defence nearly hands Messi his hat-trick – the square ball played into the six-yard box was just behind him. The game is stretched now as Nigeria stream up-field on the counter attack.
55' STRONG GOALKEEPING
The 50,000 Argentinean fans inside the stadium are in full voice now as Enyeama dives at the feet of Higuain bursting to get on the end of a perfectly weighted Messi through-ball into the six-yard box.
54' LAVEZZI HAS ADDED SOMETHING
Ezequiel Lavezzi has had a major impact, flitting between the lines and giving the Argentina attack some pace and directness that they were missing with Sergio Aguero up top. A deflection took Lavezzi's cross away from Angel di Maria moments ago, but the PSG man is linking up brightly with Lionel Messi too.
49' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Argentina respond instantly once again. A corner is met by the head of Ezequiel Garay and then the knee of Marcos Rojo to deflect into the corner of the net. 3-2!
47' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Nigeria have started the second half with a point to prove, and Ahmed Musa takes full advantage of some sloppy work by the centre-backs to cruise through into the area before slotting past Sergio Romero. 2-2!
45' HALF-TIME
Goals at either end of the half by Lionel Messi have given Argentina a 2-1 half-time lead against Nigeria in Porto Alegre. The game started with a bang, with first Messi hammering into the roof of the net after great work by Angel di Maria, and then Ahmed Musa responding with a curling gem of a shot beyond a despairing Sergio Romero. That made it 1-1 inside the opening four minutes, but the Argentinean fans crammed into the ground had to wait until the end of an open and exciting first half to see their team regain the lead through a delicate free-kick finish by Messi. Sergio Aguero has hobbled off for Argentina, which is a slight sour note from an otherwise spectacularly good first 45 minutes. Both of these teams are going through as it stands, with Iran needing to come from 1-0 down in the other game to knock out Nigeria.
45' GOOOAAALLL!!!
There were indeed more goals coming for Messi! Vincent Enyeama got to that earlier free-kick, but a position slightly closer in gave Lionel Messi the platform to leave the keeper with no chance if he was to manage to get the ball up and down... and of course he did manage to do just that. It is a free-kick right out of the top-drawer, and that will be about that for the first half. 2-1 Argentina at the break.
44' CLASSIC MESSI
Lionel Messi is growing into this tournament and dinks a gem of a free-kick over a leaping Nigeria wall and towards the top corner, only for Vincent Enyeama to stretch out a palm and produce an excellent save. There are more goals coming for Messi in this game, that looks almost certain.
42' NIGERIA SHOWING SPIRIT
Stephen Keshi's Nigerian outfit were dreadfully poor in their opening game against Iran, but have been much-improved since then. Well-organised in defence and with pace to burn in attack, this is a team who could spring a surprise or two later in the tournament... if they get there. They are going through as it stands.
38' AN ENFORCED CHANGE
Sergio Aguero has had a disappointing tournament, and a disappointing season in truth. He has been struggling with injuries for quite some time, and it is little surprise to see the striker hobble off the pitch to be replaced by Ezequiel Lavezzi. It is a shame to see Aguero go off, but Lavezzi's introduction may not be a bad thing for the team in the long-term. His energy and ability to drift wide could give them an element that they have been missing.
34' A BRIEF LULL
The game has settled down slightly after its breakneck start. Argentina are still in control, but Nigeria have dropped in a little bit to try and shut down the space that Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria are finding.
32' A PAINFUL COLLISION
Vincent Enyeama takes an unintentional elbow from Gonzalo Higuain right to the 'lower stomach' as he claims a cross, and understandably the goalkeeper takes a little bit of time before getting back to his feet.
28' BACK TO THE 4-3-3
Argentina finally found a way to fit Lionel Messi into the team in a productive way during qualifying, and after tinkering with that winning formula in the first group game it appears that they are going to stick with the 4-3-3 from here on in. Angel di Maria and Fernando Gago are tasked with the leg-work either side of Javier Mascherano in the central three, with Fernando Gago and Pablo Zabaleta providing the width from full-back. It is a narrow formation that will certainly be vulnerable against some of the better counter-attacking teams later in the tournament, but the front three of Lionel Messi in behind Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero is just about as good as it gets.
26' OVER THE BAR
Nigeria are having a whale of a time in this game, and after Emmanuel Emenike beats the offside trap it is Peter Odemwingie who drills a long-range shot over the bar. What a good game this is!
24' CLOSE TO A SECOND
Angel di Maria slams a half cross, half shot across the face of the goal, but Lionel Messi can't quite stretch enough to get a toe to it and it fizzes wide of the far post.
23' SECOND ROUND BECKONS
A point will be enough for Nigeria to go through, while a win would see them progress ahead of Argentina... which should mean avoiding the French in the next round. However, it would take a win for Iran against Bosnia to prevent the Nigerians going through even if they lose here, and currently the Bosnians are a goal up in the other game.
15' SO MUCH SPACE
Nigeria know that they may need a result in this game, so have banked on hitting Argentina with pace. However, the attacking selection has left the African side hugely exposed in defence, and Argentina are running them ragged. Lionel Messi looks in the mood, as does the silky Angel di Maria.
10' ENYEAMA SMILES
A horribly weak back pass leaves Vincent Enyeama forced to come off his line and beat Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain to the ball. The goalkeeper does well to put it out of play for a throw, and shows impressive restraint to just smile as he heads back between the posts... rather than tearing a strip out of his defender.
8' INTO THE SIDE-NETTING
Argentina have been brilliant in the opening stages of this match, having clearly shaken off the cobwebs in their first two group games. This time Lionel Messi turns provider for Gonzalo Higuain, but the striker is closed down by the goalkeeper and he can only find the side-netting with a shot from a tight angle.
3' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Nigeria are back on level terms thanks to a goal of the highest quality by Ahmed Musa. The Super Eagles started with intensity from the restart, working Musa into space on the left of the area, but there looked to be little danger until he stepped on to his right foot and curled an absolutely sensational shot into the far corner to draw Nigeria level. What a start to the game! 1-1!
2' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Lionel Messi grabs his third goal in as many games to give Argentina the dream start! A beautiful through-ball by Javier Mascherano puts Angel di Maria into space inside the area, but the Real Madrid man is denied by a combination of the goalkeeper and post. Unfortunately for Vincent Enyeama, the loose ball falls to Messi, and he makes no mistake with a hammered finish into the roof of the net. 1-0!
1' KICK-OFF
The game is underway in Porto Alegre, where the Argentinean fans have arrived in extremely impressive numbers. It is a home atmosphere and then some!
0' MATCH PREVIEW
Nigeria need only to avoid defeat against Argentina to progress into the final 16. Lionel Messi and Co are already assured of a place in the knockout stages and will win Group F with a draw. Do that and Alejandro Sabella's side will most likely avoid France and face Group E runners-up next Tuesday. Argentina went into the tournament as contenders to go all the way but, despite winning twice, have failed to impress so far. Messi has twice been called on to rescue his side, netting against Bosnia and hitting the winner to sink Iran.
0' ARGENTINA TEAM NEWS
With no new injury worries Alejandro Sabella could rest a few players. But it's more likely that both Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria will start so they can find their range before the knockout stages.
0' NIGERIA TEAM NEWS
Nigeria are also expected to be unchanged following a 1-0 victory against Bosnia. Victor Moses and Godfrey Oboabona are both carrying knocks which will probably keep them out of the starting 11.
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Nigeria
(4-4-2)
Vincent Enyeama1
Efe Ambrose5
Joseph Yobo2
51' Juwon Oshaniwa13
49' Kenneth Omeruo22
4' 47' Ahmed Musa7
Ogenyi Onazi17
John Obi Mikel10
66' Michael Babatunde18
80' Peter Odemwingie8
Emmanuel Emenike9
Substitutes
Austin Ejide16
Chigozie Agbim21
Godfrey Oboabona14
Azubuike Egwuekwe6
Ebenezer Odunlami12
Ramón Azeez15
Ruben Gabriel4
Ejike Uzoenyi3
80' Uche Nwofor19
66' Okechukwu Uchebo20
Shola Ameobi23
Argentina
(4-3-3)
1Sergio Romero
4Pablo Zabaleta
17Fede Fernández
2Ezequiel Garay
16Marcos Rojo 50' 
5Fernando Gago
14Javier Mascherano
7Ángel Di María
9Gonzalo Higuaín 90'
10Lionel Messi 63' 3'  45' 
20Sergio Agüero 38'
Substitutes
12Agustín Orión
21Mariano Andújar
15Martín Demichelis
3Hugo Campagnaro
23José María Basanta
19Ricardo Álvarez 63'
6Lucas Biglia 90'
11Maxi Rodríguez
8Enzo Pérez
13Augusto Fernández
22Ezequiel Lavezzi 38'
18Rodrigo Palacio
Manager
Stephen Keshi 
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
Nigeria
(4-4-2)
1Vincent Enyeama
5Efe Ambrose
2Joseph Yobo
13Juwon Oshaniwa
Yellow Card 51'
22Kenneth Omeruo
Yellow Card 49'
7Ahmed Musa
Goal 4'
Goal 47'
17Ogenyi Onazi
10John Obi Mikel
18Michael Babatunde
Substitution Okechukwu Uchebo (on) 66'
8Peter Odemwingie
Substitution Uche Nwofor (on) 80'
9Emmanuel Emenike
Substitutes
16Austine Ejide
21Chigozie Agbim
14Godfrey Oboabona
6Azubuike Egwuekwe
12Ebenezer Odunlami
15Ramón Azeez
4Ruben Gabriel
3Ejike Uzoenyi
19Uche Nwofor
Substitution Uche Nwofor (on) 80'
20Okechukwu Uchebo
Substitution Okechukwu Uchebo (on) 66'
23Shola Ameobi
Manager
Stephen Keshi 
Argentina
(4-3-3)
1Sergio Romero
4Pablo Zabaleta
17Fede Fernández
2Ezequiel Garay
16Marcos Rojo
Goal 50'
5Fernando Gago
14Javier Mascherano
7Ángel Di María
9Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitution Lucas Biglia (on) 90'
10Lionel Messi
Substitution Ricardo Álvarez (on) 63'
Goal 3'
Goal 45'
20Sergio Agüero
Substitution Ezequiel Lavezzi (on) 38'
Substitutes
12Agustín Orión
21Mariano Andújar
15Martín Demichelis
3Hugo Campagnaro
23José María Basanta
19Ricardo Álvarez
Substitution Lionel Messi (off) 63'
6Lucas Biglia
Substitution Gonzalo Higuaín (off) 90'
11Maxi Rodríguez
8Enzo Pérez
13Augusto Fernández
22Ezequiel Lavezzi
Substitution Sergio Agüero (off) 38'
18Rodrigo Palacio
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
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Team Stats
NigeriaNGA ArgentinaARG
2 Goals 3
2 Assists 0
12 Shots 18
7 Shots on Goal 13
10 Saves 1
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
10 Crosses 18
4 Corner Kicks 12
1 Offside 1
17 Fouls Committed 6
2 Cautions/Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
43% Ball Possession 57%
Nigeria
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Vincent Enyeama 90 - 0 0 3 9
2Joseph Yobo 90 0 0 0 - -
5Efe Ambrose 90 0 0 0 - -
7Ahmed Musa 90 2 0 0 - -
8Peter Odemwingie 80 0 0 0 - -
9Emmanuel Emenike 90 0 0 0 - -
10John Obi Mikel 90 0 0 0 - -
13Juwon Oshaniwa 90 0 1 0 - -
17Ogenyi Onazi 90 0 0 0 - -
18Michael Babatunde 66 0 0 0 - -
22Kenneth Omeruo 90 0 1 0 - -
Substitutes
19Uche Nwofor 10 0 0 0 - -
20Okechukwu Uchebo 24 0 0 0 - -

Argentina
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Sergio Romero 90 - 0 0 2 1
2Ezequiel Garay 90 0 0 0 - -
4Pablo Zabaleta 90 0 0 0 - -
5Fernando Gago 90 0 0 0 - -
7Ángel Di María 90 0 0 0 - -
9Gonzalo Higuaín 89 0 0 0 - -
10Lionel Messi 63 2 0 0 - -
14Javier Mascherano 90 0 0 0 - -
16Marcos Rojo 90 1 0 0 - -
17Fede Fernández 90 0 0 0 - -
20Sergio Agüero 38 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
6Lucas Biglia 1 0 0 0 - -
19Ricardo Álvarez 27 0 0 0 - -
22Ezequiel Lavezzi 52 0 0 0 - -
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Minute Event
90' Game Over  Nigeria 2-3 Argentina
90' Half Over  Nigeria 2-3 Argentina
90' Foul  Álvarez fouled by Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
90' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
90' Foul  Omeruo fouled by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
90' Throw-In  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
90' Substitution  Lucas Biglia (on). Higuaín (off). (Argentina)
90' Shot on Goal  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
89' Throw-In  Fede Fernández (Argentina)
88' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
88' Shot  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
86' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
85' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
84' Shot  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
84' Throw-In  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
83' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Overhit
82' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
82' Shot  Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
82' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
81' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
81' Foul  Ambrose fouled by Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
80' Substitution  Uche Nwofor (on). Odemwingie (off). (Nigeria)
80' Shot  Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
80' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Off Target
80' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
79' Shot on Goal  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
78' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
78' Shot on Goal  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
78' Free Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
77' Foul  Álvarez fouled by Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
76' Shot on Goal  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
76' Cross  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
75' Offside  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
75' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
74' Shot  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
74' Cross  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Off Target
74' Corner Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
73' Cross  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Deflected - Out of Play
73' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
73' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
72' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Overhit
71' Foul  Musa fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
69' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
68' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
67' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
66' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
66' Substitution  Okechukwu Uchebo (on). Babatunde (off). (Nigeria)
63' Substitution  Ricardo Álvarez (on). Messi (off). (Argentina)
62' Shot on Goal  Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
62' Cross  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
62' Shot on Goal  John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
61' Corner Kick  Michael Babatunde (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Deflected - Out of Play
61' Cross  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) - Completed Pass
59' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
59' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Off Target
58' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
57' Foul  Messi fouled by Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
56' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
55' Offside  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
55' Shot on Goal  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
54' Foul  Gago fouled by Michael Babatunde (Nigeria)
53' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
52' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
51' Yellow Card  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
51' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
50' Goal  Marcos Rojo (Argentina). Assist by Lavezzi
50' Shot on Goal  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
50' Cross  Ezequiel Garay (Argentina) - On Target
50' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Crossed In
50' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
50' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
50' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
49' Yellow Card  Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
48' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
47' Goal  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria). Assist by Emenike
47' Shot on Goal  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
47' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Michael Babatunde (Nigeria)
46' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Nigeria 1-2 Argentina
45' Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
45' Shot on Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
45' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
45' Foul  Messi fouled by Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
45' Throw-In  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
44' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
44' Shot on Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
44' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
43' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
43' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
42' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
40' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
40' Throw-In  Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
39' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
39' Shot on Goal  Fede Fernández (Argentina)
39' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - On Target
39' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Deflected - Out of Play
38' Foul  Fernández fouled by Joseph Yobo (Nigeria)
38' Cross  Michael Babatunde (Nigeria) - Foul
38' Free Kick  Michael Babatunde (Nigeria)
38' Substitution  Ezequiel Lavezzi (on). Agüero (off). (Argentina)
36' Foul  Emenike fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
35' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
34' Cross  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
34' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
33' Foul  Enyeama fouled by Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
33' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
33' Shot on Goal  Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
32' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
32' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
31' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
31' Shot  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
31' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Off Target
31' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
30' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
29' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
29' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
27' Shot  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
27' Cross  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) - Completed Pass
26' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
26' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
25' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
21' Shot on Goal  Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
21' Cross  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria) - Overhit
20' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
20' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
20' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
19' Foul  Messi fouled by Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
19' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
17' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
17' Cross  Sergio Agüero (Argentina) - Deflected - Out of Play
15' Cross  Sergio Agüero (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
15' Foul  Di María fouled by Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
15' Throw-In  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
14' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
12' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
12' Throw-In  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
10' Free Kick  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
10' Foul  Agüero fouled by Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
10' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
9' Shot  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
9' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
8' Foul  Rojo fouled by Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
8' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
6' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
6' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
4' Goal  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria). Assist by Babatunde
4' Shot on Goal  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
3' Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
3' Shot on Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
3' Shot  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
2' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
1' Foul  Onazi fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
1' Start Half 
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