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Jun 26, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 64,468

1-2

Moses (51' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Messi (14'), Rojo (86')
Timeline
(E. Banega) L. Messi        14'
32'     L. Balogun (Tripping)
46'     O. Ighalo (K. Iheanacho)
(Holding) J. Mascherano        49'
51'     V. Moses (pen.)
(E. Perez) C. Pavon        61'
(Tripping) E. Banega        65'
(A. Di Maria) M. Meza        72'
(N. Tagliafico) S. Aguero        80'
(G. Mercado) M. Rojo        86'
90'     A. Iwobi (K. Omeruo)
90+1'     J. O. Mikel (Holding)
90+2'     Simy (A. Musa)
(Unsportsmanlike cond) L. Messi        90+4'
Reaction
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel's father kidnapped before Argentina game
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel opens up on his pain of representing the Super Eagles just hours after being told that his father had been kidnapped back in his homeland.
Jul 3, 15:20
Argentina's Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup trophy after helping his team to the 1986 title
Diego Maradona "fine" following health scare
Diego Maradona reveals that he is "fine" after being seen by a doctor during Argentina's dramatic 2-1 win over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 27, 10:43
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli hails "fantastic" Lionel Messi
Jorge Sampaoli sings the praises of Lionel Messi for being a "fantastic player" with an "amazing" human side who is "happy when Argentina wins".
Jun 26, 23:06
Argentina's Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup trophy after helping his team to the 1986 title
Report: Diego Maradona hospitalised after Argentina World Cup win over Nigeria
Diego Maradona is believed to have been taken to hospital following Argentina's dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 26, 22:54
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina bravery secured World Cup win over Nigeria'
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli praises his "brave" players for their battling 2-1 win over Nigeria, which was enough for a place in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 26, 22:36
Argentina's Lionel Messi before the match against Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Lionel Messi: 'Argentina World Cup win over Nigeria a huge relief'
Lionel Messi describes Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup, which edged the Albiceleste into the knockout stages, as "a huge release and relief".
Jun 26, 22:23
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel warms up ahead of his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Marcos Rojo handball against Nigeria was a penalty'
John Obi Mikel believes that Marcos Rojo's unpunished handball in the 2-1 World Cup defeat to Argentina should have led to the Super Eagles winning a penalty.
Jun 26, 22:11
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel proud of Nigeria efforts despite World Cup exit
John Obi Mikel declares himself proud of Nigeria's efforts at the 2018 World Cup following the last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Saint Petersburg.
Jun 26, 21:50
Marcos Rojo in Argentina training on May 21, 2018
Marcos Rojo: 'World Cup begins now for Argentina'
Argentina defender Marcos Rojo declares the 2018 World Cup underway for his nation following the Albiceleste's last-gasp qualification to the last 16 of the tournament.
Jun 26, 21:34
The Match
Match Report
Marcos Rojo scores a late volley as Argentina scrape into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Argentina's 2-1 win over Nigeria, as the two-time world champions scraped through to the last 16.
Team News
Argentina axe Premier League stars Sergio Aguero and Willy Caballero for their World Cup group clash with Nigeria.
Preview
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Nigeria and Argentina in Group D.
Head to Head
Jun 25, 2014 5pm
Group F
Nigeria
2-3
Argentina
Musa (3', 47')
Omeruo (48'), Oshaniwa (51')
Messi (2', 45'), Rojo (49')

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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