Saint Petersburg: Lionel Messi scored in the 14th minute to give Argentina an early 1-0 lead over Nigeria in the World Cup clash.
Argentine talisman, as he is better known, Lionel Messi is having a tough time netting the ball in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, Higuain charges down a Balogun clearance. All the intensity and momentum belongs to Argentina now. Nigeria lack fluidity. They could do with an extended spell of possession to calm themselves and make Argentina nervous.Uzoho boots a clearance out of play. Nigeria look rattled. “Is it me or did Maradona look like he’s taking part in a satanic ritual during that celebration?” Benjamin Park says.Di Maria’s free-kick is too high. Nigeria need to gather their thoughts quickly.