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Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina
2-1
 

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Messi magic spoils Bosnia and Herzegovina debut

Published: Monday 16 June 2014, 2.00CET
Messi magic spoils Bosnia and Herzegovina debut
Lionel Messi enjoys his decisive strike for Argentina ©AFP/Getty Images

Safet Sušić's debutants were beaten but unbowed as they succumbed to a 2-1 reverse by Argentina in their opening Group F match.

Bosnia and Herzegovina could not have made a worse start to their first ever match at the finals as Sead Kolasinac put through his own goal inside three minutes but they were arguably the better side until a flash of brilliance from Lionel Messi made it 2-0 after 65 miunutes. Vedad Ibišević's late landmark goal kept the newcomers in the contest but Argentina hung on.

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Last updated: 16/06/2014 02:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

14

3

Attempts on target

6

6

off target

5

2

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

0

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

8

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    87
    Biglia (in) - Agüero (out) (Argentina)
  • Goal
    85
    Ibišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina) scores!
    Vedad Ibišević skips into the Argentina area and squeezes his shot through the legs of Sergio Romero to set up a frantic finish.
  • Substitution
    74
    Medunjanin (in) - Misimović (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Substitution
    71
    Višća (in) - Hajrović (out) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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