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World cup retro: Messi meets Musa, again

Today, Nigeria-Argentina on the program. We look back on a previous confrontation.

Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa © Belga Image

As if the fate involved: six times was Nigeria place themselves for a world cup, four times hit Argentina in the group stage in Russia for the fifth time. The most recent confrontation on a world cup in Brazil in 2014, ended at 2-3 in favor of the South Americans. “We are lucky to have Messi , Nigeria is lucky with Musa’, stated the Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta after affluiten to BBC Sport.

That summed up the match perfectly together: each party had its messianic luminary with two goals. Le seul vrai Lionel opened in the third minute of the score, eighty seconds later, Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) right. In the renewals of the first half curled Leo a free kick past goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. A response was not long in coming: after the peace had the breakthrough Musa less than two minutes for the 2-2 untenable to have a blast. The winning goal came from (the knee) , Marcos Rojo but despite the defeat pushed Nigeria to the second round.

The Super Eagles went on a player, in particular, satisfied showering: captain Joseph Yobo (ex-Standard) collected his hundredth cap and was the first Nigerian who succeeded.

Salient detail: Argentina won the four previous world cup matches only during the last encounter, a friendly in november 2017, was Nigeria with 2-4 too strong.

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