Argentina 3 : 2 Nigeria – Highlights All Goals… by LapsiOfficial
Unless he takes drastic action it might prove rather difficult for Alejandro Sabella to stop his players relying too much on Lionel Messi.
Dropping him is probably the only solution, such is the impact Argentina’s magical captain is beginning to have at this World Cup.
After scoring the winning goal in his side’s first two Group F encounters, Messi was at it again here at a pulsating Estadio Beira-Rio.
Only this time he struck twice before Marcos Rojo stepped forward to settle another utterly absorbing encounter and become only the second Argentina player to score at these finals.
Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose, Yobo, Omeruo, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Mikel, Babatunde (Uchebo 65), Odemwingie (Nwofor 80), Emenike, Musa.
Subs: Ejide, Uzoenyi, Gabriel, Egwuekwe, Odunlami, Oboabona, Azeez, Ameobi, Agbim.
Booked: Omeruo, Oshaniwa.
Goal: Musa 4, 47.
Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Garay, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi (Alvarez 63), Higuain (Biglia 90+1), Aguero (Lavezzi 38).
Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Perez, Maxi Rodriguez, Augusto Fernandez, Demichelis, Palacio, Alvarez, Basanta, Andujar.
Goal: Messi 3, 45+1, Rojo 50.
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Argentina 3 : 2 Nigeria – Highlights All Goals 25.06.14