Fifa World Cup 2014 Group F game between ARGENTINA vs NIGERIA at Estadio Beira-RioPorto Alegre
Here’s the man himself warming up. He’s in the Argentina starting line-up which is unchanged
In the third minute, Messi lashes home from close range to give Argentina the lead after Di maria’s initial shot had rebounded back off the post
That’s his third goal of this World Cup
But Ahmed Musa draws Nigeria within sixty seconds during a swift breakaway move …
Sergio Aguero is forced off with an injury ten minutes before the break
Just before the break, Messi, who has already had one free-kick brilliantly saved, whips another one over the wall …
… this time the keeper is outfoxed and Messi’s shot finds the net! 2-1 to Argentina.
Just two minutes into the second half, Musa bags his second goal of the match
He looks every bit as delighted as he did with the first one
But once again in this match, the team who’ve just scored are undone within minutes – this time Argentina’s Marcos Rojo nets to make it 3-2
It’s been a ding-dong clash thus far, but as things stand both sides have the luxury of knowing they will qualify for the knock-out stages as Bosnia are comfortably beating Iran in the group’s other game
Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama shares a laugh with Messi
It’s job done for both sides – handshakes and hugs all round
ARGENTINA vs NIGERIA 2014 3-2- HIGHLIGHTS.