5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Argentina national team are familiar foes as far as international football is concerned, and the rivalry between these two nations will continue when they meet at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria and Argentina have met eight times before with the South Americans winning five of the encounters, drawing one and losing two games against the Super Eagles.

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA world Cup in Russia, Nigeria and Argentina have met before four times in the competition with the South American side winning all the four games.

NAIJ.com however take a look at five Argentina players who were difficult for Nigeria thereby scoring in the four games they have played in the World Cup against the Super Eagles.

1. Claudio Caniggia

Argentine retired footballer Claudio Caniggia played 50 games for the national team, and he was the one that broke the hearts of many Nigerian football lovers when he scored a brace at the 1994 World Cup in USA for Argentina to beat Nigeria 2-1. He cancelled Samson Siasia's opener in the encounter.

5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

Claudio Caniggia (photo: Daily Record)

2. Gabriel Batistuta

At the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup, the Super Eagles' team led by Coach Adegboye Onigbinde suffered a 1-0 defeat to Argentina on June 2, 2002 thanks to a powerful header by Gabriel Batistuta.

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5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

Gabriel Batistuta (photo: Goal)

3. Gabriel Heinze

On June 12, 2010, Argentina again defeated Nigeria at the World Cup, and it was 39-year-old left back Gabriel Heinze who scored the winner for the South Americans.

5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

Gabriel Heinze (photo: Goal)

4. Lionel Messi

At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Nigeria suffered another defeat to Argentina, and this time around it was a 3-2 loss.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored a brace against Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama while Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa also scored a brace for the Super Eagles.

5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

Lionel Messi (photo: Mundo)

5. Marcos Rojo

Nigerian football lovers were thinking the Super Eagles would score another goal against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, but they were disappointed when Marcos Rojo scored the wining goal for Argentina at the death.

5 players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup

Marcos Rojo : photo: HITC)

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how the Super Eagles came back from a goal down to beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match played in Russia.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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