Nigeria 2 - 3 Argentina

Match info: World Cup - Gp F at Estadio Beira-Rio

Date: 25/06/2014 KO: 17:00 Ref: N Rizzoli Att: 43,285

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Nigeria

Ahmed Musa 4,47

2
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3

Argentina

Lionel Messi 3,45+1
Marcos Rojo 50

FT (ht: 1-2)

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  • Thanks for joining us this evening, be sure to check back for a full match report, player ratings and reaction from both camps. Enjoy the rest of your night!

  • FT: The referee signals for full-time and Argentina are 3-2 winners in Porto Alegre. A Lionel Messi double in the first half and Marcos Roja's effort from close-range have sealed top spot in Group F for Alejandro Sabella's men, but Nigeria, who twice hit back through Ahmed Musa, will also be joining them in the last-16. 2-3.

    90+4
  • Di Maria spots Enyeama off his line and goes for goal, but the referee has already pulled play back for a foul.

    90+2
  • We're into the first of four minute's added time in Porto Alegre as Nigeria search for an equaliser. Argentina are hoping the introduction of Biglia will help shore things up in the middle.

    90+1
  • Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia replaces Gonzalo Higuain for Argentina.

    90
  • Enyeama shows safe hands as he clutches Mascherano's ambitious strike from range. Argentina look to be preparing a final change.

    89
  • NIgeria are pushing forward but Emenike is unable to bring the ball down inside the area as Rojo clears the danger momentarily. Ambrose then takes over and his strike cannons off Garay and into the side netting.

    87
  • CHANCE! Emenike tries his luck from range as he hooks an effort just wide of Romero's post with the Argentina goalkeeper scrambling for it.

    85
  • Musa hits a teasing cross towards the back post but Nwofor is unable to reach it as the ball bounces harmlessly behind for a goalkick.

    83
  • Emenike drills a low cross into the six-yard box. It initially evades everyone before Mascherano casually strolls away with it.

    82
  • Fernandez is unconvincing in his clearance as his outstretched leg slices Mikel's cross behind for a corner.

    81
  • Nigeria make another change as Odemwingie is replaced by Uche Nwofor.

    80
  • CHANCE! Di Maria whips an inviting cross towards the back post and Garay, who loses his marker, powers a header just wide of Enyeama's goal.

    79
  • Musa, on a hat-trick, is found by Emenike inside the area and he cuts inside before unleashing a strike on goal, only for a brilliant block from Zabaleta to deny him.

    78
  • CHANCE! A well-worked free-kick routine between Di Maria and Lavezzi sees the latter go through on goal and force Enyeama into a smart save to push it behind for a corner.

    77
  • Odemwingie is afforded a bit of time on the edge of the Argentina box and he tries an audacious chip with few other options available, but he is only able to find the arms of Romero.

    76
  • Musa nods the ball down towards Onazi who whips a first-time cross into the area where Emenike is waiting. Garay reads the game well and hacks it clear.

    75
  • CHANCE! 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.

    74
  • Odemwingie wins a corner off the heels of Rojo and Nigeria send men forward from defence. Odemwingie takes the set-piece but his delivery is poor and Argentina clear.

    73
  • Lavezzi accelerates towards the byline before whipping a ball across goal. It beats everyone, though, and Nigeria are able to clear.

    72

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