Argentina saved by Marcos Rojo | Messi and co will face France at the Knockout Stage

Nigeria vs Argentina

The Argentine team is in the 1/8 final, the team of Jorge Sampaoli won 2: 1 in the dramatic match in St. Petersburg and took the second place in Group D.

The first half started, as the fans of the Argentine team wanted the play, the team played well, In the midfield Banega was playing great, Messi was doing same in the forward..

Ever Banega’s excellent long distance pass and no less good play from Lionel Messi.

Moses Penalty | 1:1

The second half was the opposite of the first – Nigerians attacked and Javier Mascherano made a foul on Nigerian player in Argentina’s penalty area, referee appointed penalty. Viktor Moses kicked the penalty with no mistakes , and scored.

The Argentine team could not afford to play after Nigeria’s goal. Moreover, they could have a penalty , in Rojo’s episode.

VAR Episode

Argentina saved the man who was the least likely to score goals. Marcos Rojo scored at the lower corner of the Nigerian side, and Argentina won 2: 1.

Rojo | 1:2

In the second game of the same group Croatia also won with an experimental line up, 2: 1 against Iceland. The Argentine team will take the second place in the group and will play against the France national team at the knockout stage of the World Cup.

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