Argentina played a wonderful game, even though the scoreline of 1-0 will fail to suggest that.
Real Madrid defender, Gabriel Heinze, scored pretty early in the game after he headed in a corner to the Nigerian net. However, his side wasn’t able to consolidate on the lead.
Messi, who was in terrific form for the Catalans in the previous season, showed everyone present in attendance that why he is the best player in the world today. Even though he wasn’t able to get on the score sheet, his quick feet ran the entire Nigerian defense ragged.
If it wasn’t only for Vincent Enyeama, things would have been over pretty early for the African side.
For the Argentinean fans, it is quite pleasing to see Maradona-led side registering a win for the country. However, it would also worry them with the fact that they missed a number of opportunities, which may hurt them, especially against stronger nations.
With games against South Korea and Greece to go, it seems an easy path for the South American nation into the top-16. However, they will have to improve their standards and make most of whatever comes their way, if they are to repeat the heroics of the 80s.