Porto Alegre: Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. (Match Highlights | Matchcenter)
Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss, becoming the first African team in the round of 16 in Brazil.
Messi opened the scoring in the third minute, slamming in the rebound after Angel Di Maria's shot bounced off the post. Nigeria replied within a minute as Musa cut in from the left and beat Sergio Romero with a curling shot toward the far post.