Rojo scores late as Argentina defeats Nigeria 2-1
Just 14 minutes into the game, Lionel Messi managed to open the scoring following a brilliant ball by Ever Banega.
Messi came close to double his tally in the 33rd minute, but his accurate freekick hit the far post.
Five minutes after the restart the Super Eagles managed to level things up, as Victor Moses sent the ball home from the spot.
Argentina increased their work rate in order to revive their hopes in qualifying to the round of 16.
Marcos Rojo secured qualification for Argentina as he finished Gabriel Mercado curled cross into the back of the net in the 86th minute.
Following the loss, Nigeria missed on qualification to the round of 16 as they finished third in Group D with three points, while, Argentina occupied the second spot with four points.
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