Jul 13, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Germany
1-0
Argentina
Gotze (113')
Schweinsteiger (29'), Howedes (34')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Mascherano (64'), Aguero (65')

Maxi Rodriguez: 'We must help Lionel Messi'

Netherlands' defender Bruno Martins Indi watches as Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi controls the ball past Netherlands' defender Daley Blind during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena
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Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez believes that there should be less pressure put on Lionel Messi for Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has claimed that Lionel Messi should not be burdened with too much pressure during Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

La Albiceleste's captain and talisman is likely to be the centre of attention tomorrow night as his country looks to win the tournament for the first time since 1986.

However, Rodriguez hopes that the rest of the Argentine team can pull together to help Messi guide them to glory.

"We know he's a game changer, but we have to support him," Rodriguez told FIFA.com. "The upside is that the group is well drilled: everyone knows their role. We're ready for the challenge that's waiting for us on Sunday."

Messi has scored four goals in six games so far at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina celebrate defeating the Netherlands in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between
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