• Victor Moses 51' (pen.)
1
Group Stage
Finished
  • Lionel Messi 14'
  • Marcos Rojo 86'
2
NGA
ARG
KO
  • GOOOOOAL! Messi gives Argentina a 1-0 lead! Banega lofts a fantastic ball over the Nigeria defence to find Messi who surged into space, striking into the far corner of the net.
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Lionel Messi
    14'
  • A big moment in the match as Di Maria surges through on goal and is clipped from behind by Balogun, who earns a yellow card. Argentina are appealing for a red card but there was another covering defender.
    Nigeria
    Yellow card
    NGA - Leon Balogun
    32'
HT
  • Mascherano is booked for the foul but the punishment could get worse for Argentina.
    Argentina
    Yellow card
    ARG - Javier Mascherano
    49'
  • GOAL! Moses tucks home from the spot and it's 1-1! The Chelsea man was cool after an extended wait to take the penalty, waiting for Armani to make his move and slotting to the right-hand side.
    Nigeria
    Goal
    NGA - Victor Moses
    51'
  • Argentina make their first change of the game, replacing Perez with Pavon.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Enzo Pérez
    Substitution - In20 - Cristian Pavón
    61'
  • Banega lunges in on Ndidi and earns a yellow card.
    Argentina
    Yellow card
    ARG - Éver Banega
    64'
  • Second change of the game for Argentina, who bring on Meza for Di Maria.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Ángel Di María
    Substitution - In14 - Maximiliano Meza
    72'
  • Last roll of the dice for Sampaoli and it's not surprising to see Aguero take to the field. Tagliafico is replaced.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out3 - Nicolás Tagliafico
    Substitution - In9 - Sergio Agüero
    80'
  • GOOOOOOAL! Argentina lead 2-1! Rojo could be the hero! Mercado curls a superb cross into the middle where the Manchester United man tucks home superbly with his right foot. The roof has just lifted off the stadium!
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Marcos Rojo
    86'
  • Iwobi, who scored a brace against Argentina in a 4-2 win back in November, is introduced for a late cameo in place of Omeruo.
    Nigeria
    Nigeria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - Kenneth Omeruo
    Substitution - In21 - Alex Iwobi
    90'
  • A late yellow card for Mikel, as Nigeria stand on the verge of an exit.
    Nigeria
    Yellow card
    NGA - John Obi Mikel
    91'
  • Third and final change for Nigeria as Musa, who has run himself into the ground in the match, is replaced by Simy.
    Nigeria
    Nigeria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Ahmed Musa
    Substitution - In13 - Simy
    92'
  • Argentina running time down now and Messi earns a yellow card for wasting time.
    Argentina
    Yellow card
    ARG - Lionel Messi
    94'
FT
Nigeria
Match stats
Argentina
33%
Possession
67%
9
Shots
8
3
Shots (On goal)
4
3
Corners
5
2
Saves
2
20
Fouls
15

Line-ups

0
Francis Odinaka Uzoho
6
Leon Balogun
0
William Troost-Ekong
22
Kenneth Omeruo
0
Wilfred Ndidi
10
John Obi Mikel
0
Peter Etebo
11
Victor Moses
23
Brian Idowu
21
Kelechi Iheanacho
21
Ahmed Musa
Nigeria
3-5-2
1
Franco Armani
1
Gabriel Mercado
19
Nicolás Otamendi
1
Marcos Rojo
3
Nicolás Tagliafico
14
Enzo Pérez
14
Javier Mascherano
14
Éver Banega
11
Ángel Di María
10
Lionel Messi
15
Gonzalo Higuaín
Argentina
4-4-2

Team stats

Nigeria

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Francis Odinaka Uzoho
022
ForwardsGGASFCFW
92'
00112
45'
00010
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
51'
10120
00011
00133
Peter Etebo
00222
00031
DefendersGGASFCFW
00001
00121
90'
00011
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
45'(Kelechi Iheanacho)
00232
90'(Kenneth Omeruo)
00000
92'(Ahmed Musa)
00010
00000
00000
00000
Abdullahi Shehu
00000
00000
00000
00000
Daniel Akpeyi
000--
Ikechukwu Ezenwa
000--

Argentina

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
012
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00220
14'
10214
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00024
01031
72'
00003
61'
00022
DefendersGGASFCFW
01010
00000
86'
10122
Nicolás Tagliafico
80'
00113
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
61'(Enzo Pérez)
00010
Maximiliano Meza
72'(Ángel Di María)
00000
80'(Nicolás Tagliafico)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Nigeria
Match stats
Argentina
33%
Possession
67%
9
Shots
8
3
Shots (On goal)
4
3
Corners
5
2
Saves
2
20
Fouls
15