An Alex Iwobi inspired performance saw Nigeria come from 2-0 down to claim a 4-2 victory against 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina in an international friendly.
Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta has conceded he was annoyed that Lionel Messi broke his goal-scoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an ‘extra-terrestrial’.
Argentina forward Sergio Aguero was happy to move past Diego Maradona in the nation’s goal-scoring charts as he called on his side to continue improving.
Argentina veteran Javier Mascherano confirmed he would retire from internationals after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lionel Messi proved to be Argentina’s saviour as his stunning hat-trick secured a 3-1 victory over Ecuador, and World Cup qualification for Russia 2018.
Brazil will want to beat Chile even if it helps Argentina in World Cup qualifying, according to Tostao.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli praised the ‘incredible’ Lionel Messi, challenging his team to reach the star’s level when they face Ecuador.
Argentina’s hopes of featuring at next year’s World Cup hang in the balance following Thursday’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Peru.
Israel Folau scored a double as the Wallabies overturned a half-time deficit to secure a bonus-point 45-20 win over Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has again been overlooked by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli for next month’s decisive final round of World Cup qualifiers.