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World Cup, 3-round, group stage, 26.06.18 14:00

FT
 
14'
Lionel Messi  (E. Banega)    
32'
 
 
49'
    Victor Moses
51'
 
 
64'
 
86'
Marcos Rojo  (G. Mercado)    
90'
 
 
90'
Statistics
Shots
8
 
 
 
7
Shots on target
3
 
 
 
4
Possession %
35
 
 
 
65
Corner
3
 
 
 
5
Fouls
20
 
 
 
15
Offsides
0
 
 
 
2
Yellow cards
2
 
 
 
3
Red cards
0
 
 
 
0
Goal Kicks
7
 
 
 
6
Crosses
13
 
 
 
20
H: 8% (161) D: 12% (239) A: 80% (1640)
Match preview
Stadium: Krestovskiy  Saint Petersburg, Russia ​   +25°C
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Match Events

90+5
 
Both teams could have won today but Argentina just managed to carve out the victory
 
90+5
That's it! The referee blows the final whistle
 
90+5
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
90+5
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
90+4
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
90+4
The referee shows Lionel Messi the yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
 
90+4
 
Simy is penalised for pushing Javier Mascherano
 
90+3
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
90+3
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
90+3
 
The referee signals a free kick as John Obi Mikel from Nigeria trips Lionel Messi
 
90+2
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
90+2
Ahmed Musa is leaving the field to be replaced by Simy in a tactical substitution.
 
90+2
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
90+1
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
90+1
The referee runs back to show John Obi Mikel from Nigeria a yellow card for the previous foul.
 
90+1
 
The fourth official shows there are 4 minute(s) of time to be added
 
90+1
 
Lionel Messi from Argentina tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
90+1
 
Argentina start a counter attack
 
90
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
90
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
90
Kenneth Omeruo is leaving the field to be replaced by Alex Iwobi in a tactical substitution.
 
90
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 34%, Argentina: 66%.
 
89
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
89
 
Sergio Aguero relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
89
 
William Troost-Ekong crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
88
 
The referee signals a free kick as Lionel Messi from Argentina trips Kenneth Omeruo
 
87
 
A great goal by Marcos Rojo
 
86
 
Gabriel Mercado provided the assist for the goal.
 
86
G O O O A A A L - Marcos Rojo volleys the ball into the back of the net. A great finish!
 
86
 
Gabriel Mercado from Argentina puts in a great cross...
 
86
 
Lionel Messi from Argentina passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
85
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
85
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
85
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
85
 
Oghenekaro Etebo goes for goal on the direct free kick, but the shot sails wide
 
84
 
Reckless challenge there. Ever Banega commits a rough foul on Onyinye Ndidi
 
84
 
Franco Armani saved a certain goal there! Odion Ighalo found himself in a great scoring position but Franco Armani denied him with a great save
 
83
 
Nigeria is trying to create something here.
 
83
 
Cristian Pavon is penalised for pushing Ahmed Musa
 
83
 
Odion Ighalo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
82
 
Ever Banega from Argentina swings in the corner from the right.
 
82
 
Cristian Pavon from Argentina tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
82
 
Gabriel Mercado from Argentina tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
82
 
Obstruction as Ahmed Musa cuts off the run of Javier Mascherano. A free-kick is awarded.
 
81
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
81
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
81
 
Gonzalo Higuain goes for goal, but his effort was never close to hitting the target.
 
81
 
Marcos Rojo delivers a teasing cross into the box...
 
80
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
80
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
80
Nicolas Tagliafico is leaving the field to be replaced by Sergio Aguero in a tactical substitution.
 
80
 
Nicolas Tagliafico goes for goal, but his effort was never close to hitting the target.
 
80
 
Ever Banega of Argentina passes the ball to a team mate.
 
79
 
Maximiliano Meza from Argentina had a bad first touch and fails to benefit from his team mates cross.
 
79
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Ever Banega from Argentina ...
 
79
 
Lionel Messi of Argentina passes the ball to a team mate.
 
78
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
77
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
77
 
The game is restarted
 
76
 
The referee has stopped the game and is going to watch a video review for a situation.
 
76
 
Odion Ighalo from Nigeria fails to connect properly on the volley and sends the ball wide of target
 
76
 
Poor play by Marcos Rojo as his weak attempt to clear the ball puts his side under pressure
 
75
 
Ahmed Musa from Nigeria sends a deflected cross into the box.
 
75
 
Nigeria start a counter attack
 
75
 
Odion Ighalo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
75
 
Cristian Pavon from Argentina swings in the corner from the right.
 
75
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
75
 
Gabriel Mercado from Argentina tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
74
 
Odion Ighalo controls the ball with his hand
 
74
 
Onyinye Ndidi is penalised for pushing Nicolas Tagliafico
 
74
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
73
 
Odion Ighalo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
73
 
Cristian Pavon from Argentina swings in the corner from the right.
 
73
 
Brian Idowu clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
73
 
Lionel Messi of Argentina passes the ball to a team mate.
 
72
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
72
Angel Di Maria is leaving the field to be replaced by Maximiliano Meza in a tactical substitution.
 
71
 
Onyinye Ndidi fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
 
71
 
Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
70
 
Odion Ighalo is penalised for pushing Marcos Rojo
 
70
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
70
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 34%, Argentina: 66%.
 
69
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
69
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
69
 
Cristian Pavon from Argentina takes a short corner kick from the right.
 
69
 
Kenneth Omeruo clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
68
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
68
 
Onyinye Ndidi is penalised for pushing Ever Banega
 
67
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
67
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
66
 
Safe hands from Francis Uzoho as he comes out and claims the ball
 
66
 
Cristian Pavon puts in a cross...
 
66
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
65
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 36%, Argentina: 64%.
 
64
Yellow card for Ever Banega
 
64
 
Dangerous challenge by Ever Banega from Argentina. Onyinye Ndidi on the receiving end of that.
 
64
 
The referee signals a free kick as Kenneth Omeruo from Nigeria trips Lionel Messi
 
63
 
Angel Di Maria from Argentina passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
63
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
63
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
63
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
62
 
Ever Banega from Argentina makes a good pass into the box, but his team mates fail to take advantage of the space
 
62
 
Ever Banega from Argentina takes a short corner kick from the right.
 
62
 
William Troost-Ekong clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
62
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Cristian Pavon from Argentina ...
 
62
 
Cristian Pavon from Argentina takes the ball forward trying to make something happen...
 
61
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
61
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
61
Enzo Perez is leaving the field to be replaced by Cristian Pavon in a tactical substitution.
 
60
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 38%, Argentina: 62%.
 
60
 
Today's attendance is 64468
 
59
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
59
 
Ahmed Musa from Nigeria passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
59
 
Ahmed Musa from Nigeria takes the ball forward trying to make something happen...
 
59
 
Nigeria start a counter attack
 
59
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
59
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
58
 
Oghenekaro Etebo from Nigeria goes a bit too far there as the pulls down Lionel Messi
 
58
 
The referee signals a free kick as John Obi Mikel from Nigeria trips Enzo Perez
 
57
 
Kenneth Omeruo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
57
 
Ever Banega puts in a cross...
 
57
 
Oghenekaro Etebo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
57
 
Lionel Messi crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
56
 
Victor Moses hand-balls
 
56
 
Onyinye Ndidi is penalised for pushing Javier Mascherano
 
56
 
Oghenekaro Etebo crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
56
 
The game is restarted
 
55
 
Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch.
 
55
 
Nicolas Tagliafico is penalised for pushing Odion Ighalo
 
55
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 36%, Argentina: 64%.
 
54
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
54
 
Gabriel Mercado relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
54
 
Ahmed Musa puts in a cross...
 
54
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
54
 
Gonzalo Higuain relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
54
 
Oghenekaro Etebo from Nigeria swings in the corner from the left.
 
53
 
Ever Banega clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
53
 
Great skill from Odion Ighalo as he dribbles past his opponents
 
53
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
53
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
52
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
51
G O O O A A A L - Victor Moses from Nigeria puts it away from the penalty spot!
 
51
 
The game is restarted
 
50
 
The play is stopped. The players are pushing and shouting at each-other, the referee should take action.
 
50
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 37%, Argentina: 63%.
 
49
Yellow card for Javier Mascherano
 
49
 
PENALTY! - Javier Mascherano pulls Leon Balogun by the shirt and the referee awards a spot kick!
 
49
 
Oghenekaro Etebo from Nigeria swings in the corner from the left.
 
48
 
Javier Mascherano clears the danger but is forced to give away a corner...
 
48
 
A player from Nigeria takes a long throw from left side of the pitch into the opponent's box
 
48
 
Nicolas Otamendi relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
48
 
Oghenekaro Etebo crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
48
 
The referee signals a free kick as Marcos Rojo from Argentina trips Odion Ighalo
 
47
 
Nigeria is in control of the ball.
 
47
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
47
 
Nigeria is in control of the ball.
 
46
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
46
Kelechi Iheanacho is leaving the field to be replaced by Odion Ighalo in a tactical substitution.
 
46
The second half is underway
 
45+3
It's over! The referee blows for half time
 
45+3
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 39%, Argentina: 61%.
 
45+3
 
Leon Balogun sends a header towards goal, but Franco Armani is there to comfortably save it
 
45+3
 
The ball is crossed into the area by Kelechi Iheanacho from Nigeria ...
 
45+3
 
Nicolas Otamendi relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
45+3
 
Oghenekaro Etebo crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
45+2
 
The game is restarted
 
45+2
 
Play has been stopped while the referee talks to the players.
 
45+2
 
The referee signals a free kick as Gabriel Mercado from Argentina trips Ahmed Musa
 
45+1
 
Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina looks to have committed a foul on John Obi Mikel but the referee is not having it and waves play on!
 
45+1
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
45+1
 
The game is restarted
 
45+1
 
The fourth official shows there are 2 minute(s) of time to be added
 
45
 
Kelechi Iheanacho is down injured and receives medical treatment on the field.
 
45
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 37%, Argentina: 63%.
 
45
 
Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch.
 
44
 
Marcos Rojo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
44
 
Ahmed Musa from Nigeria passes the ball in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
44
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
44
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
43
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
43
 
The game is restarted
 
43
 
Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch.
 
42
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
42
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
42
 
Oghenekaro Etebo goes for goal, but his effort was never close to hitting the target.
 
42
 
Ever Banega relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
41
 
A player from Nigeria takes a long throw from right side of the pitch into the opponent's box
 
41
 
The opponent player makes a goal-bound pass, but Franco Armani from Argentina is alert and comes out to make an excellent save.
 
41
 
Kelechi Iheanacho from Nigeria directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
40
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
40
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
39
 
Ever Banega is penalised for pushing Onyinye Ndidi
 
39
 
A shot by Angel Di Maria is blocked
 
39
 
Lionel Messi of Argentina passes the ball to a team mate.
 
39
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
38
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
38
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
38
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
37
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
37
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
36
 
Onyinye Ndidi from Nigeria tries to head the ball to a team mate, but the keeper comes out and claims it.
 
36
 
John Obi Mikel crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
36
 
The referee signals a free kick as Javier Mascherano from Argentina trips Oghenekaro Etebo
 
36
 
Nigeria is trying to create something here.
 
35
 
Kelechi Iheanacho is penalised for pushing Marcos Rojo
 
35
 
Angel Di Maria from Argentina is ruled offside
 
35
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 33%, Argentina: 67%.
 
34
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
34
 
A direct free kick from Lionel Messi is blocked by the keeper and goes back into play
 
32
 
Leon Balogun from Nigeria is lucky to stay on the pitch as that was a reckless challenge
 
32
After a tactical foul, Leon Balogun sees no other way than stopping the counter and receives a yellow card.
 
32
 
The ref blows his whistle. Leon Balogun charged Angel Di Maria from behind and it's a free-kick
 
32
 
Could be a good chance here as Ever Banega from Argentina cuts the opponents defense open with a through ball...
 
32
 
The referee signals a free kick as Enzo Perez from Argentina trips John Obi Mikel
 
32
 
Nigeria is trying to create something here.
 
31
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
30
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
30
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 37%, Argentina: 63%.
 
29
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
29
 
Ahmed Musa is penalised for pushing Javier Mascherano
 
29
 
The game is restarted
 
28
 
Francis Uzoho is down injured and receives medical treatment on the field.
 
28
 
Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch.
 
28
 
Dangerous challenge by Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina. Francis Uzoho on the receiving end of that.
 
27
 
Gonzalo Higuain releases a shot, it's parried by Francis Uzoho but he can't hold onto it...
 
27
 
Lionel Messi from Argentina makes a great pass and space opens up...
 
27
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
26
 
Ever Banega from Argentina looks to have committed a foul on Oghenekaro Etebo but the referee is not having it and waves play on!
 
26
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
26
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
26
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
25
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 34%, Argentina: 66%.
 
24
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
24
 
Nigeria is in control of the ball.
 
24
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
23
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
23
 
Nigeria is trying to create something here.
 
22
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
22
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
21
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
21
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
21
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
20
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
20
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 35%, Argentina: 65%.
 
19
 
Oghenekaro Etebo is penalised for pushing Angel Di Maria
 
19
 
Nicolas Otamendi relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
19
 
Kelechi Iheanacho from Nigeria swings in the corner from the right.
 
19
 
Victor Moses from Nigeria tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
18
 
Marcos Rojo is penalised for pushing William Troost-Ekong
 
18
 
Angel Di Maria crosses the ball into the box from the free kick
 
17
 
The referee signals a free kick as Leon Balogun from Nigeria trips Angel Di Maria
 
17
 
Obstruction as Victor Moses cuts off the run of Nicolas Tagliafico. A free-kick is awarded.
 
15
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 34%, Argentina: 66%.
 
15
 
A great goal by Lionel Messi
 
14
 
Ever Banega provided the assist for the goal.
 
14
G O O O A A A L - Lionel Messi with the goal!
 
14
 
Ever Banega sends a long ball upfield.
 
14
 
The referee signals a free kick as Enzo Perez from Argentina trips Brian Idowu
 
14
 
Nigeria is in control of the ball.
 
13
 
Danger averted there as Javier Mascherano from Argentina clears the danger with a good tackle
 
13
 
Javier Mascherano could cost his team a goal after a defensive blunder.
 
13
 
Lionel Messi from Argentina directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
12
 
Kelechi Iheanacho from Nigeria directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
12
 
Gonzalo Higuain is penalised for pushing Oghenekaro Etebo
 
12
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
11
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
11
 
Kenneth Omeruo relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
11
 
Gabriel Mercado from Argentina swings a cross into the box...
 
10
 
William Troost-Ekong relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
10
 
Angel Di Maria from Argentina chips the ball into the penalty box.
 
10
 
Lionel Messi from Argentina directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by an opponent player.
 
10
 
Great skill from Lionel Messi as he dribbles past his opponents
 
10
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 33%, Argentina: 67%.
 
9
 
Goal kick for Argentina
 
9
 
Ahmed Musa fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
 
9
 
Nicolas Otamendi relieves the pressure with a clearance
 
9
 
A player from Nigeria takes a long throw from left side of the pitch into the opponent's box
 
8
 
Ahmed Musa from Nigeria tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent.
 
8
 
Goal kick for Nigeria
 
8
 
Chance! Nicolas Tagliafico finds some room for a shot but fails to work the keeper. It's a goal kick
 
8
 
Ever Banega of Argentina passes the ball to a team mate.
 
7
 
The referee signals a free kick as John Obi Mikel from Nigeria trips Lionel Messi
 
7
 
A shot by Oghenekaro Etebo is blocked
 
7
 
Oghenekaro Etebo from Nigeria takes the ball forward trying to make something happen...
 
6
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in the opponent's half of the field
 
6
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
5
 
Angel Di Maria from Argentina is ruled offside
 
5
 
Ball possession: Nigeria: 24%, Argentina: 76%.
 
5
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
4
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
4
 
The referee signals a free kick as Brian Idowu from Nigeria trips Enzo Perez
 
3
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
3
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the left side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
2
 
Argentina is in control of the ball.
 
2
 
Nigeria take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
2
 
Argentina is trying to create something here.
 
1
 
Argentina take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in their own half of the field
 
1
 
The pitch is in fantastic condition today and the players are enjoying the surface.
 
1
 
It's a nice warm day for playing football.
 
1
 
Nigeria kick-off, and the game is underway.
 
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The referee starts the match
 
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Welcome to New Zenit Stadium where the two teams take the field for the start of this match.
 
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