Lionel Messi's Former Teammate Identifies the Reason He Flopped with Argentina

Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup

Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has always been regarded as the "greatest of all time" by devoted fans but some Nigerian supporters have now told Argentina's faithful that "our GOAT is better than your GOAT".

Get the latest World Cup news updates. The Russia forward scored his third goal of the tournament in a 3-1 win against Egypt Tuesday at Saint Petersburg Stadium.

"They had thought I was a beggar!"

"I think scoring against Argentina isn't that hard for me", he smiled after his man-of-the-match performance in Volgograd on Friday.

Musa spent the 2016/17 season at Leicester City where he scored four goals in 32 games.

After Argentina's dismal defeat by Croatia, victory for Iceland would have left them needing a miracle to stay in this year's World Cup.

The 2 times world champions faced a tough-tackling against Iceland, who succeed to draw the match with 1-1 and managed to hold the feet of Lionel Messi.

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The Morocco defender Nabil Dirar added: "Tomorrow will be a final for us, an important battle". World Cup - Follow the Football match between Portugal and Morocco live with Eurosport.

"You have to admire what he has done for his national team".

Ronaldo will continue his golden boot chase in Portugal's final group game against Iran on Monday night, with Russian Federation or Uruguay their likely last-16 opponents.

"We know if we do things right, we all will benefit from it, and if things go worse, we all will suffer for it".

He has been working for RT, a Moscow based broadcaster, for the first week of the World Cup and seeing how he speaks about the game has shed light on his own football brain, how he perceives the game.

Oliseh added, "I will love to see Belgium play Nigeria in the knockout stages of the World Cup". With just one point each, Iceland and Argentina would both have to win to qualify, but the Nordic team has a slight edge in goal difference.

Reports from the Argentina camp say the Albiceleste have passed a vote of no confidence in their Manager, Jorge Sampaoli and have elected the big players, Lionel Messi, Javier Mescharano and Angel di Maria to pick the team that will play against Nigeria tomorrow.

Two stunning second-half goals from Ahmed Musa sunk Iceland, who faded badly after half-time and missed an 82nd minute penalty, which could have given them a lifeline, when Gylfi Sigurddsson blazed over the bar.