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Argentina defeats Nigeria 1-0

The Super Eagles this evening fell 0-1 to arch enemy, Argentina in a Group B 2nd match through a 6minute goal by Gabriel Ivan Heinze outside the 18 yard box.

The live commentary is as shown below.

6min:  Gabriel Iván Heinze  scores Argentina’s first goal .

25min:  Kaita attempts a volley his shot went wide.

28min: Free kick for Nigeria 30 yards out  and Taiwo fires the ball  right into the wall.
36min: Enyeama  saves a spin from Messi.
43min : Argentina to play a free-kick on the 18th yard box but  shot wide by Veron.
45min: First half ends.
Nigeria is playing with the following players; Vincent Enyeama,  Chidi Odiah, Joseph Yobo, Danny Shittu, Taye Taiwo, Sani Kaita, Dickson Etuhu, Lukman Haruna, Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Victor Nsofor Obinna.
The Argentina Goal
Argentina's Gabriel Heinze goal during the match : Reuters

45min: 2nd half commences.

53mins: Obafemi Martins is substituted for Obinna Nsofor

58mins: Osaze Odewinge getting set to come into the game.

59mins: Osaze replaces  Obasi Ogbuke in a quick substitution.

60mins: Kaita shot went off the mark after getting a pass from Martins

64mins: Messi narrowly missed scoring from an Argentine counter attack.

70mins:  Taiye Taiwo played a  powerful shot that narrowly missed the goal, Nigeria’s closest attempt at scoring a goal.

73mins: Argentina makes its first substitution as Maxi Rodriguez replaces Veron

78mins: Argentina’s keeper saves a powerful shot from  Martins .

81mins: Another Enyeama save from Messi’s rampaging move.

85mins: Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín  is substituted with  Diego Alberto Milito

90mins:  4mins of stoppage time added.

94mins: The final whistle.

Nigeria 0-1 Argentina


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