Argentina entered their second World Cup 2014 win with a minimum 1-0 over Carlos Queiroz’s side , thanks to Lionel Messi who 91st minute stunning strike which sealed the last-16 place for Argentina.

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Many expected that Argentina led by many football stars would have an easier job against Iran, but only in the injury time the South American side came to a win. For most of the game Argentina were attacking, and Iran defending with eleven players behind the ball, which proves to be a hard tactic for Argentina to break.

“We do not play the way we are capable of, but I think we’ll catch the shape over time. We are the first that know that we do not play how we wanted. Today we had a problem because Iran has played very defensively, and it was hot,” said Messi after his second goal in Brazil.

In the last few minutes, Iran had a chance even to make a big sensation, but Romero saves the shot. A minute later, finally, Argentina scores thanks again to their captain Lionel Messi , who’s with a stunning strike outside the box and with the whole team of Iran in front of him, sends the ball into a goal.

With this win Argentina have sealed their place into the last-16, while Iran would need a two goal difference win against Bosnia & Herzegovina and hope that Argentina beats Nigeria in the last match.

Match Highlights

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