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World Cup 2010 Group B: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Argentina opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in what was a scrappy affair at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Gabriel Heinze scored with a diving header in the sixth minute after taking advantage of slack marking to power in a header from Juan Sebastián Verón's corner.

The Albiceleste could have had a hatful but Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama made a name for himself with a string of fine saves.

Lineups:

Argentina: Sergio Romero; Jonás Gutiérrez, Walter Samuel, Martín Demichelis, Gabriel Heinze; Juan Sebastián Verón, Javier Mascherano, Ángel di María; Lionel Messi; Carlos Tévez, Gonzalo Higuaín

Nigeria: Vincent Enyeama; Chidi Odiah, Joseph Yobo, Danny Shittu, Taye Taiwo; Lukman Haruna, Dickson Etuhu, Sani Kaita; Chinedu Obasi, Victor Obinna; Aiyegbeni Yakubu

Statistics:
Shots on target :7-1
Shots off target :8-10
Ball possession (%) :58-42
Corner kicks :10-4
Offsides :0-0
Fouls :7-8
Yellow cards :1-1
Red cards :0-0



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