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Marco Rojo ,The Latest Hero in 2018 FIFA World Cup
It was a critical match for both Argentina and Nigeria as it decides who will be elected to knock out stage from Group D along with Croatia. More than that, it was a matter of gaining Argentinaâ€™s pride back in the game of football, after losing 3-0 in last game against Croatia.
Till 86â€™ minute it could have been any oneâ€™s game, but Argentinaâ€™s defender Marco Rojo haunted Nigeria by a stunning goal which did clinch victory for La Albiceleste. In first half, @14â€™, Argentinaâ€™s short man, the Messi, scored an outstanding goal which showed great thigh control skills. It was a huge blow to Super Eagles though, Nigerians bounced back in second half and fought back. At 51â€™, Nigerians earned a penalty and Victor Moses converted it to level the game 1-1, but it was not enough to grab the crucial point needed as Marco Rojo interfered.
Throughout the game, Argentina possessed the 66% of the ball with the pass accuracy of 84%.
At end of the day, it was a real consolation to South American fans as Argentina performed with the football up to expected level.