Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland held mighty Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their Group D clash in Moscow on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero gave Argentina the lead in the 19th minute but Alfred Finnbogason equalised just four minutes later and despite the incessant pressure the South Americans could not find the winner.,.
90+6′ It’s full time and the scoreline is Argentina 1 – 1 Iceland.
90+4′ Nicolas Otamendi puts in a cross but Hannes Thor Halldorsson rushes out to claim the ball.
The referee signals a free kick as Emil Hallfredsson from Iceland trips Lionel Messi.
63′ The referee awards a penalty against Iceland after Hoerdur Magnusson makes a rough tackle against Maximiliano Meza.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is injured and is replaced by Rurik Gislason.
It’s heart-breaking for Argentina as Lionel Messi takes the spot-kick but Hannes Thor Halldorsson stops the ball.
46′ The second half is underway.
45+2′ Iceland get a chance but Gylfi Sigurdsson fails to connect properly on the volley and sends the ball wide of target.
The referee blows the whistle for half time.
Incredible. Iceland have levelled the scoreline.
Alfred Finnbogason volleys the ball into the back of the net. The ball possession is Argentina 72% – Iceland 28%.
Sergio Aguero puts the ball in the net for Argentina. Marcos Rojo made the assist.
Meanwhile, Football legend Diego Maradona is at the stadium to watch the match.
13′ Argentina try to create a chance but Nicolas Otamendi fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box.
4′ A reckless challenge as Kari Arnason commits a rough foul on Nicolas Tagliafico.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi crosses the ball into the box from the free kick and creates a chance for Marcos Rojo who heads the ball off the goalpost.
1′ The referee blows the whistle and the game starts
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