Argentina’s World Cup 2018 campaign remain alive and well following their dramatic and intense 2-1 victory over African side, Nigeria.
Needing all three points to get themselves out of group D, Albiceleste immediately pushed forward vigorously straight from kick off.
That positive approach was rewarded when Lionel Messi puts Argentina in front after just 14 minutes of play.
Leading 1-0 giving a breath of fresh air for Jorge Sampaoli’s men as they starting look dangerous and slick when pushing the ball forward.
However, Nigeria were not keen on going down easily as they put on a battle, notably early in the second half which triggered a much more intense battle, especially after the African side got themselves a penalty.
Chelsea’s player, Victor Moses, successfully converted the spot kick and put his nation back in contention for advancing into the next stage.
Despite looking stressed out, Albiceleste were able to keep pushing forward, knowing that Nigeria suddenly became very nervous in holding their advantage.
The African side didn’t look comfortable at all with the 1-1 draw and eventually lost it in the last five minutes when Marcos Rojo netted home a first time half volley from inside the penalty area.
No more goals were scored afterwards as Argentina holding on to their slender 2-1 lead over Nigeria, which puts Lionel Messi and co into the knock out stage .
Finishing second on their group, Sampaoli’s boys must prepare themselves for an intriguing battle against France.