Nigeria vs Argentina: The match in pictures

St Petersburg Stadium ahead of kickoff. Photo: Getty Images
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Argentina fans in good spirits ahead of the game. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Both the captains posing with the match officials. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Diego Maradona soaking in the pre-match atmosphere. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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William Ekong of Nigeria wins a header over Javier Mascherano. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi scores the opening goal of the game to give Argentina the lead. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Messi celebrating his goal, which was also the 100th goal of the World Cup. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Argentina fans inside the stadium celebrate the opening goal with a banner dedicated to the goalscorer. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Diego Armando Maradona in high spirits after the opening goal of the game. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Ever Banega of Argentina tackles Oghenekaro Etebo. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Victor Moses of Nigeria scores his sides opening goal from a penalty to level the score. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Oghenekaro Etebo of Nigeria is tackled by Nicolas Otamendi. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Francis Uzoho of Nigeria goes to the ground to save from Gonzalo Higuain. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Marcos Rojo of Argentina scores his team's second goal to take Argentina into the next round of the World Cup. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Marcos Rojo and Lionel Messi celebrate Argentina's second goal. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Lionel Messi lays on the ground after playing his part in taking Argentina to the round-of-16. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Argentina fans in full voice as Argentina defeat Nigeria 2-1 to progress to the round-of-16. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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