Argentina beat Nigeria to enter last 16 of FIFA World Cup
Saint Petersburg, Jun 26 (IBNS): Riding on Marcos Rojo's 86th minute goal, Argentina defeated Nigeria to enter the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium here on Tuesday.
Argentina cliched the win 2-1.
This was the first win for Argentina in the world cup.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi, who received severe criticisms for his unimpressive performance in the previous matches, made a strong come back on Tuesday against Nigeria.
It was Messi who gave Argentina an early lead by scoring a goal at the 14th minute of the match.
Victor Moses scored the lone goal for Nigeria at the 51st minute.
When the match was inching towards a draw, Mojo, who had scored a winning goal in 2014 too against Brazil, edged Nigeria in a must win game with a stunning goal.
After the loss, Nigeria crashed out of the tournament.
In another Group D match, Croatia outplayed Iceland 2-1 at the Rostov Stadium in Rostov-on-Don.
Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic were the goal scorers for Croatia.
Gylfi Sigurosson scored the only goal for Iceland.
While Croatia had already entered the next round of the tournament prior to Tuesday's match, Iceland's world cup journey came to an end with the loss.
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