Nigeria v Argentina

11:30 pm

Recap

Marcos Rojo’s stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France. Messi’s first goal of the tournament got the two-time winners off to a perfect start in Saint Petersburg, but Victor Moses’s 51st minute penalty had Jorge Sampaoli’s men headed for a humiliating group stage exit until Rojo’s late intervention. The Manchester United defender, who had escaped conceding a second Nigerian penalty moments earlier after a controversial VAR review, thundered home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to send the under-fire Sampaoli running down the sidelines amid wild scenes of celebration.

 

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonFull Time
2018-06-2611:30 pmFIFA World Cup201890'

Ground

Krestovsky Stadium
Futbol\'naya Alleya, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197110

Results

ClubOutcome
NigeriaLoss
ArgentinaWin

Nigeria

 RB4s6s
OMRW

Argentina

 RB4s6s
OMRW
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