The world released a collective sigh of relief as Argentina scripted their journey to the Round of 16 after a late strike by Marcos Rojo gave them 2-1 win over Nigeria in FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.
All fans of blue-and-white-stripes shirts were on their feet as Nigeria were just minutes away from progressing before central defender Rojo superbly volleyed home a Gabriel Mercado cross from the right. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi had put them ahead in the 14th minute, with a fabulously taken goal but the Africans equalised through a Victor Moses penalty in the 51st minute.
Twitter responded with oos and aahs as Argentina ended the final group match standing second. Here are the best reactions:
Uff this Maradona adds so much stress. Love the Nigerian team but have to have Argentina in the play offs. My Phews continue…
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 26 June 2018
I said it once, I say it twice. Football is fucking unbelievable.
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) 26 June 2018
— Aakriti (@Aakriti1) 26 June 2018
Nunca dejamos de creer. Nunca dejaremos de soñar. Vamos ????!!! ???? pic.twitter.com/F4BU9q59PU
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) 26 June 2018
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 26, 2018
Wow. It’s like 9 lives with Argentina. The World Cup does not disappoint. And a nice friendly cameo from Maradona after that game winning goal…
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 26, 2018
Argentina joy, Nigeria despair.
Another great game in a stupendous World Cup.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2018
By the skin of their teeth. #Argentina
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 26, 2018
The twice World Cup champions Argentina will face France in the last 16 on Saturday.