Manchester City fans stick up for Aguero following horror night for Argentina

Argentina are known as one of the football greats on the global stage, but on Thursday night they looked a shadow of their former selves.

Despite having five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in the team, Jorge Sampaoli’s side have failed to impress at the World Cup in Russia.

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The nation were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their opening Group D match, and on Thursday were beaten 3-0 by Croatia.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero started both matches, and in the clash against Iceland he netted Argentina’s only goal.

The 30-year-old, who is valued at £72m by Transfermarkt, was named in the first XI against Croatia, but was substituted and replaced with Gonzalo Higuain one minute after the first goal was conceded.

The result means that Argentina are staring at early elimination from the tournament.

After the final whistle, Aguero spoke to reporters and seemed to take aim at Sampaoli when the coach claimed that the players “did not adapt” during the fixture.

City fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the situation.