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|Will Nigeria Ever Record A Victory Over Argentina If Messi Is In The Lineup? by scoredcard247: 11:30am On Jun 16|
Lionel Messi recorded victories in all of the five matches he played against Nigeria
The 33-year-old denied Nigerian of winning the U20 World Cup and Olympic gold
The Barcelona starman also did damage in two consecutive World Cups at senior level
Lionel Messi has scored against many teams and Nigeria is one of his customers when it comes to finding the back of the net.
Another fact is that no Nigerian team has been able to defeat an Argentine squad that have Messi in their line up in their last five meetings.
Messi's onslaught against the Nigeria side was first witnessed at the 2005 U20 World Cup where the little man in the midfield did damage in the final to deny the Flying Eagles the cup.
The Flying Eagles with the likes of Mikel Obi, Taiye Taiwo and Chinedu Obasi had an impressive run up until the finals where Messi scored two penalties to give Argentina the win.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics men's football final match is another point of reference. The same Flying Eagles team graduated into the U23 squad also known as the Dream Team and clashed with Messi and co.
Only one goal scored by Angel di Maria separated both sides as the Argentine team won gold in the football event.
The Super Eagles were grouped alongside Argentine at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with Messi in the Albiceleste line up.
Vincent Enyeama made several saves in the match but a corner kick headed in by Gabriel Heinz was good enough to earn the blue and white stripes the victory.
Four years on, Nigeria were were also pegged ij the same group with Argentina but this time Messi was on fire as he scored a brace - one from a free kick and the other from a rebounded shot. The contest ended 3-2.
Just before the World Cup the three-time African champions played a friendly with Argentina and recorded an impressive 4-2 victory but Leo was not in that team.
However, the trend continued at the World Cup in Russia as Argentina beat Nigeria by 2-1 and Messi's fantastic in that game strike was given the goal.
|Re: Will Nigeria Ever Record A Victory Over Argentina If Messi Is In The Lineup? by Legalcriminal: 11:42am On Jun 16|
Wtf is Messi selling ?
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