Nigeria vs Argentina: The match in pictures

Published : Jun 27, 2018 02:14 IST

St Petersburg Stadium ahead of kickoff.

Argentina fans in good spirits ahead of the game. (Getty Images)

Both the captains posing with the match officials. (Getty Images)

Diego Maradona soaking in the pre-match atmosphere. (Getty Images)

William Ekong of Nigeria wins a header over Javier Mascherano. (Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scores the opening goal of the game to give Argentina the lead. (Getty Images)

Messi celebrating his goal, which was also the 100th goal of the World Cup. (Getty Images)

Argentina fans inside the stadium celebrate the opening goal with a banner dedicated to the goalscorer. (Getty Images)

Diego Armando Maradona in high spirits after the opening goal of the game. (Getty Images)

Ever Banega of Argentina tackles Oghenekaro Etebo. (Getty Images)

Victor Moses of Nigeria scores his sides opening goal from a penalty to level the score. (Getty Images)

Oghenekaro Etebo of Nigeria is tackled by Nicolas Otamendi. (Getty Images)

Francis Uzoho of Nigeria goes to the ground to save from Gonzalo Higuain. (Getty Images)

Marcos Rojo of Argentina scores his team's second goal to take Argentina into the next round of the World Cup. (Getty Images)

Marcos Rojo and Lionel Messi celebrate Argentina's second goal. (Getty Images)

Lionel Messi lays on the ground after playing his part in taking Argentina to the round-of-16. (Getty Images)

Argentina fans in full voice as Argentina defeat Nigeria 2-1 to progress to the round-of-16. (Getty Images)

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St Petersburg Stadium ahead of kickoff.
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