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The stage was set at the Saint Petersburg stadium in Russia for a mouth-watering clash between Argentina and Nigeria. The super eagles in their traditional dark green took on Messi and company in a must win game on Tuesday night.

After a rousing rendition of the national anthems for each team, the players were on their way. The first ten minutes saw Nigeria remain resolute in defence, always having ten men behind the ball. Although neither team could gain a healthy share of the possession, there was a bit more fight shown from the argentines.

The fans were brought to their feet in the 14th minute with a moment of magic from Argentina. Banega delivered a peach of a pass from the halfway line to Messi in the box. Messi took the ball down with two precise touches and fired Argentina into the lead with a rocket of a…

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