Argentine super-star Lionel Messi scored two goals for Argentina against Nigeria on Wednesday. The South Americans won the game against the Africans with a score of 3-2 and took the title for Group F of the 2014 World Cup.
As reported, Barcelona star Messi scored some pretty ridiculous goals against the Africans on Wednesday. The first goal (3’) was scored from the top of box after midfielder Angel Di Maria cracked a shot off the post. The ball bounced out were Messi met it with his left canon. The shot was unstoppable.
The second goal (45’) came from a direct kick. It was about 25 yards out when Messi nicely placed the ball on the top corner away from Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who was practically left standing.
Despite Lionel Messi being on fire, the Nigerians fought well and fought back. The Africans kept the game alive as they tied the match twice. After Messi’s goals, Nigeria came back to equalize. As reported, both goals (4’ and 47’) were made by midfielder Ahmed Musa. The goals Musa were as pretty as Messi’s goals.
Although the African team lost on Wednesday to Argentina, Nigeria is the first African nation to move into the next round of the World Cup, which is the beginning of the knock stage—Round of 16. Cameroon and Ivory Coast have already been disqualified from this soccer tournament. Tomorrow, Ghana and Algeria still have a chance to move on to the next round.
As for Argentina, they move on and wait for the runner-up of Group E. Switzerland is the predicted runner-up but anything can happen in the World Cup. Nigeria plays the winner of Group E, which is expected to be France.
In the end, Lionel Messi has been the hero for his country. In the past, Messi had problems scoring for Argentina, but, at this World Cup, Messi is the leading scorer for his country and tied for the whole tournament. Messi has four goals in three games so far.