Messis penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland: Maradona

by Steven Clarke June 19, 2018, 15:07
Messis penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland: Maradona

"This is something Argentinians and the rest of his teammates must understand".

Nigeria, however, now needs a win against Iceland on Friday to have any real chance of advancing. Argentina can't allow this result to linger around long if this tournament is going to be successful. "But wait and see how we celebrate when we've won a game".

And Ronaldo fans couldn't help but highlight this on social media to put more fuel in the long-standing Messi vs Ronaldo debate.

Crespo also stated that he feels manager Jorge Sampaoli has to find a way to get the the best out of Messi, just like Barcelona do by getting him one-on-one with his marker.

Another Leicester player in Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench in an effort to salvage something from the tie, but it was still Croatia who looked more likely to score. Not at all! And if we lose there is a great possibility of us heading home. "We are full of self-belief and ready to show some good football". We were so, so poor on Saturday: the defence looked vulnerable, the midfield was kind of non-existent and looked like it had no fight.

Argentina will play their second Group D match against Croatia on Thursday night, where three points are vital.

"The first game is always hard, but now we have to think about Croatia", said striker Sergio "Kun" Aguero, who scored against Iceland in Moscow.

Nigeria next face an even smaller soccer nation with big ambitions when they next meet Iceland in a match that could determine which team advances. In fact they are going to be a very hard side for anyone to beat. What a wonderful match.

Etebo, who was clearly the best player on the Super Eagles side, described own goals as "normal" and part of football.

Obviously, Messi's record over the years speaks for itself, and one disappointing game - in which he did not play that badly in at all - will certainly not impact his legacy.

What is truly wonderful about Iceland is the way that, despite the successes and despite the usual separation between fans and players caused by massive wealth, they have a bond that seems unbreakable.


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