Nigeria’s Super Eagles could not survive the heat as they cave in to the pressure of the Argentina side losing 2-1 to with South America, with Marcus Rojo 85 Minute goal.
The match had begun tentatively, and Lionel Messi brought it into life when he scored his first Russia 2018 goal in fine fashion to give Argentina a deserved 1-0 half-time lead.
Messi could have extended the lead in the 32nd minute, when Banega almost inspired a second goal for the Argentines.
Banega put Angel Di Maria clear, and the winger was brought down by Leon Balogun for a free kick.
Moses brought hope back into the Nigerian team in the 51th minute when he put one into the Argentina net from the penalty spot, after Javier Mascherano foul on Balogun during a corner kick for the Nigerians.
But as the clock wound down, Argentina surged forward in their number, getting succour from an unlikely source in Manchester United central defender Rojo.
Nigeria were just minutes away from joining group leaders Croatia in the second round before Rojo superbly volleyed home a Gabriel Mercado cross from the right.
Nigeria ends their race in the world cup third in group D with three point, while Croatia lead the group with 9 point after beating Iceland 2-1. Croatia and Argentina would be proceeding to the round of 16 of the competition.
Source: Naija News