Final Result – Argentina Vs Nigeria – (2 – 1)
In the 1st half, Lionel Messi scored his 1st goal of this World Cup when it mattered the most to put Argentina in the lead. Nigerian Victor Moses levelled the score in the 2nd half but Marcos Rojo scored for Argentina as they qualified into the next round.
— Futbol Stuff (@FutboIStuff) 26 June 2018
Commentator saying that Lionel Messi is the first player to have scored a goal at the World Cup as a teenager, in his twenties and in his thirties.
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) 26 June 2018
100 Goals have now been scored at the 2018 #WorldCup…
…the 100th scored by, Lionel Messi. 🇦🇷👏 pic.twitter.com/1JJ1hJ4q6f
— FIFA World Cup (@WorIdCupUpdates) 26 June 2018
Only three players have scored at three separate World Cups for Argentina:
☑ Diego Maradona (1982, 1986, 1994)
☑ Gabriel Batistuta (1994, 1998, 2002)
☑ Lionel Messi (2006, 2014, 2018)
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 26 June 2018
Imagine being as cool as Victor Moses when taking that penalty. Goodness me. What a penalty. #NGA
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) 26 June 2018
— Okafor Uchenna 🇳🇬 (@Uchekush_) 26 June 2018
Inspiration.@VictorMoses was born in Nigeria & fled to the UK after his parents were killed. Today, the 30 million children who have been forcibly displaced, represent 30 million hopes & dreams. #LongestGoal #WorldCup #NGAARG #NGA pic.twitter.com/nhpGY3dC56
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) 26 June 2018
Of course Argentina’s winning goal was scored by the left-footed defender, Marcos Rojo, with a right-footed volley in the box. Cause this team only knows how to do banter.
— Jen Evelyn (@JenFCB) 26 June 2018
Match Highlights To Follow