• 25 Jun 2014, Kick Off 5:00pm
  • Ref: Nicola Rizzoli
  • Competition: World Cup
  • Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Nigeria
2
3
Argentina
47' Ahmed Musa
4' Ahmed Musa
 
Result
50' Ezequiel Garay
46' Lionel Messi
3' Lionel Messi
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    • 1Enyeama
    • 5Efe Ambrose
    • 2Yobo
    • 22Omeruo
    • 13Oshaniwa
    • 17Onazi
    • 10Mikel
    • 8Odemwingie
    • 18Babatunde
    • 7Musa
    • 9Emenike
    • 1Romero
    • 4Zabaleta
    • 17Federico Fernández
    • 2Garay
    • 16Rojo
    • 14Mascherano
    • 5Gago
    • 20Agüero
    • 7Di María
    • 9Higuaín
    • 10Messi
    • 19Nwofor
    • 12Odunlami
    • 15Azeez
    • 20Uchebo
    • 23Shola Ameobi
    • 6Egwuekwe
    • 14Oboabona
    • 11Moses
    • 16Ejide
    • 4Gabriel
    • 21Agbim
    • 3Uzoenyi
    • 12Orión
    • 11Maxi Rodríguez
    • 13Augusto Fernández
    • 18Palacio
    • 21Andujar
    • 23Basanta
    • 22Lavezzi
    • 15Demichelis
    • 19Álvarez
    • 3Campagnaro
    • 8Pérez
    • 6Biglia

    Nigeria

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 V. Enyeama
    • 5 E. Ambrose Emuobo
    • 2 J. Yobo
    • 22 K. Omeruo
    • 13 J. Oshaniwa
    • 17 O. Onazi
    • 10 J. Mikel
    • 8 P. Odemwingie (Nwofor '80)
    • 18 M. Babatunde (Uchebo '66)
    • 7 A. Musa
    • 9 E. Emenike

    Argentina

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-2-1-2
    • 1 S. Romero
    • 4 P. Zabaleta
    • 17 F. Fernández
    • 2 E. Garay
    • 16 M. Rojo
    • 14 J. Mascherano
    • 5 F. Gago
    • 20 S. Agüero (Lavezzi '38)
    • 7 . Di María
    • 9 G. Higuaín (Biglia '91)
    • 10 L. Messi (Álvarez '63)
    Substitutes
    • 19 U. Nwofor
    • 12 E. Odunlami
    • 15 R. Azeez
    • 20 M. Uchebo
    • 23 F. Ameobi
    • 6 A. Egwuekwe
    • 14 G. Oboabona
    • 11 V. Moses
    • 16 A. Ejide
    • 4 R. Gabriel
    • 21 C. Agbim
    • 3 E. Uzoenyi
    Substitutes
    • 12 A. Orión
    • 11 M. Rodríguez
    • 13 A. Fernández
    • 18 R. Palacio
    • 21 M. Andujar
    • 23 J. Basanta
    • 22 E. Lavezzi
    • 15 M. Demichelis
    • 19 R. Álvarez
    • 3 H. Campagnaro
    • 8 E. Pérez
    • 6 L. Biglia
    • 2 Goals 3
    • 1 First Half Goals 2
    • 3 Shots On Target 13
    • 3 Shots Off Target 4
    • 0 Hit Woodwork 1
    • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 16 Fouls 5
    • 1 Offsides 2
    • 39 Possession % 61
    • 324 Total Passes 525
    • 261 Accurate Passes 449
    • 18 Crosses 20
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 3
    • 4 Corners 12
    • 15 Tackles Won 13
    • 20 Total Tackles 18
    • 1 Blocks 4
    • 6 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 14 Interceptions 16
    • 28 Clearances 21
    • 28 Effective Clearances 21
    • 17 Headed Clearances 14
    • 10 Keeper Saves 1
    • 5 Keeper Throws 4
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 4
    • 9 Goal Kicks 8
    • 6 Accurate Goal Kicks 5

    Nigeria vs Argentina

    This will be the fourth meeting involving Nigeria and Argentina at a FIFA World Cup; Argentina won the previous three to have taken place.

    Nigeria have registered just one win in six previous attempts against Argentina in all competitions (D1 L4).

    Nigeria have never won against a South American team at World Cup (L4).

    Argentina have mustered just eight goals across the six matches played against Nigeria; an average of 1.3 per game.

    Argentina have won 11 and lost just one of their last 14 World Cup group games (D2), scoring 27 and conceding just five in total in this run.

    Lionel Messi has scored eight goals in his last seven appearances for Argentina.

    Argentina are looking to win all three group games at a World Cup, as they managed in 2010 under Diego Maradona.

    Nigeria won their first World Cup game in 10 outings against Bosnia and Herzegovina (D3 L6).

    The Super Eagles have now gone 221 minutes without conceding a World Cup goal.

    Since losing their first game against African opposition at the World Cup (Cameroon in 1990), Argentina have won their last four from sides from that continent.