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    Although appearing relatively dominant in his first game contra Nigeria, Argentina could only win 1-0. Single Albiceleste victory goal donated by Gabriel Heinze.

    In a match that held in Ellis Park Stadium, Saturday (06/12/2010) , Argentina took control of the game from the beginning and many created especially by Lionel Messi. Unfortunately Messi failed to finish every opportunity that comes.

    Scored the only goal in the game instead created from Argentine defender Heinze at minute 6. With the appearance of status as a favorite team that Diego Maradona is still not satisfactory when viewed from the quality players.

    Tango team came in second place while the Group B South Korea previously brought a 2-0 win from Greece. Argentina's next match is June 17 South Korea cons.

    The game

    Direct Action running cried since the early whistle sounded. Nigeria took the initiative by kicking Chinedu Obasi attacks that are still widening in the second minute.

    A minute later Argentina's Lionel Messi returned through cooperation and Gonzalo Higuain. Last name failed to complete a goal after the kick off of thin on the right side of goal.

    Messi strikes the ball from outside the penalty box at minute 5 and Vincent Enyeama dismissed. From corner kick, Juan Veron ball towards the penalty box and Heinze was greeted header to a bust Enyeamanets .

    Nigeria goalkeeper again threatened by Messi in the 17th minute after kick curled Enyeama painstakingly ignored. Higuain gets the ball a breakthrough in the 20th minute and the kick can still be blocked by a defender Enyeama and Nigeria.

    Argentina did not relax the attack and on 23 minutes from a corner of Walter Samuel soccer ball but it still hovers over the goalpost.

    At Nigeria's 27th-minute opportunity to steal after Obasi who are in the right side of the Argentine defense which unfortunately still fired wide of the target.

    Messi! In the 36th minute Messi and cooperation of the two ends of feed to Mascherano Messi again. Then he let go of the left foot to kick the can on the far pole-tip Enyeama.

    Three second-half minutes to walk across a flat Veron bait from the right wing towards the penalty box and Messi touched the ball a little. But even off the ball thin.

    In the 64th minute through a quick counterattack. Carlos Tevez who controlled the ball and then pass to Messi on the right. Shadowed by two players, Messi fired a shot which again failed to meet targets.

    Taiwo! Hard leg kick from outside the penalty box critic at minute 70 of the Nigerian left-back was still thin on the left side off goalkeeper Sergio Romero,

    In the 78th minute Obafemi Martins hard kick from long distance can still be ignored by Romero. And two minutes later, Messi, who had a golden opportunity in front of the penalty box failed to complete a goal after blocking Enyeama.

    Until the game ended the score remained 1-0. Appearances are not satisfactory from the prospective world champion.

    Team Line-up:
    Argentina: 22-Sergio Romero; 2-Martin Demichelis, 13-Walter Samuel, 6-Gabriel Heinze, 17, Jonas Gutierrez, 14-Javier Mascherano, Juan Sebastian Veron 8-(Maxi 74 '), 7-Angel Di Maria (Burdisso 85 '), 10-Lionel Messi, 11-Carlos Tevez, 9-Gonzalo Higuain (Milito 79').

    Nigeria: 1-Vincent Enyeama; 17-Chidi Odiah, 6-Danny Shittu, 2-Joseph Yobo, Taye Taiwo 3-(Uche 75 '); 19-Chinedu Obasi (Odemwingie 60'), 20-Dickson Etuhu, 15-Haruna Lukman, 14-Sani Kaita, 8-Yakubu Aiyegbeni, 18-Victor Obinna (Martins 52 ').


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