Messi missed an opportunity as Argentina held by Iceland 1-1

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Messi’s free kick hits the Icelandic wall (BBCSports)

The smallest nation to reach ever to qualify for world cup finals – Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw. Not a great day for the South American team as they couldn’t break resolute and well organized defense. A match dominated by Argentina but failed to breakthrough the solid defense. Sergio Aguero puts Argentina ahead in the 19th minute of the first half but Iceland equalized four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason.

Lionel Messi’s penalty was pushed away by Hannes Halldórsson, Iceland keeper.  Lionel Messi has now failed to score in four penalties out of his last seven penalties taken for club & country combined. The game ended in a draw.

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