Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope
26 June, 2018, 22:30 | Author: Greg Lawrence
The Super Eagles star scored two superb goals to hand Nigeria their first victory at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
Who will start for Argentina when they take on Nigeria in their World CupGroup D clash?
The forward scored two goals against Iceland in their second game as the three times African champions won 2-0.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has always been regarded as the "greatest of all time" by devoted fans but some Nigerian supporters have now told Argentina's faithful that "our GOAT is better than your GOAT".
It had been suggested that 1986 World Cup victor Jorge Burruchaga, the team´s technical director, would replace Sampaoli, but the claims were strongly denied by the Argentina Football Association (AFA).
For all his heroics with Barcelona at club level, Messi is still often compared unfavourably in his homeland for his inability to recreate Maradona's success for the national team.
According to the 33-year-old, Messi is suffering under the weight of expectations placed on him and the stress is affecting his performances at the World Cup.
It has been suggested that a number of Argentina players tried to have Sampaoli sacked after the Croatia game but have been unsuccessful, and one of the victims will be Kun Aguero, who looks poised to sit out their next game.
Argentina need their influential skipper more than ever tonight against Nigeria, and he's stepped up to the plate by opening the scoring.
"You can not say that he and Portugal have shown great combinations or tiki-taka football to score great goals".
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Iceland, on the other hand, lies at the third spot with 1 point courtesy to their hard-earned draw and is only separated from Argentina on better goal difference.
Argentina are clinging to the hope their captain bails them out again.
With his 56th global goal , Neymar is now one ahead of Romario - which could be a useful omen for Brazil . Meanwhile, Costa Rica have knocked out of the tournament after failing to notch any point from two games.
One win could get them on track, and despite their awful performance to this point, they are still favorites in this match. Also defender Brian Idowu noted that the Eagles will focus on their game, rather crisis in the Argentina team .
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Four years ago, France were 2-0 winners at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, kicking the Eagles out of Brazil 2014. Whilst Denmark will have to keep it tight against a French front line who has plenty of space on the flanks.
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Messi's future became practically an affair of state when Argentina's President Mauricio Macri called on him to stay. The project has not succeeded and in that respect it is hard to say that it is going well individually.
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