Russia 2018: tears and relief on and off the court in a match in which Argentina suffered until the last minute

Russia 2018: tears and relief on and off the court in a match in which Argentina suffered until the last minute

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Argentina got it.

Suffering until the last minute, the albiceleste team reached its qualification to the second round in the World Cup in Russia.

Argentina beat Nigeria 2 to 1 with a goal by Lionel Messi and another providential by Marcos Rojo in the 87th minute.

The tension was experienced both inside and outside the field of juice, even in several points of the Argentine territory where fans shouted, cried and ended up relieved at the result.

Here we leave a selection of exciting moments where players left sweat and blood on the court and the fans did not stop encouraging the team.

Swollen Argentina sings in Russia.
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Image caption The Argentine fans in Russia did not stop encouraging the national team in the more than 90 minutes of the match.
Lionel Messi kneeling looks at the sky.
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Image caption Messi opened the scoring with a superclass goal.
Javier Mascherano.
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Image caption Even bleeding, Javier Mascherano continued in his role as “jefecito”.
Diego Maradona.
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Image caption Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona drew everyone’s attention from the box in which he attended the match in St. Petersburg.
Swollen in Buenos Aires.
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Image caption The celebration of the two goals was also felt on Argentine soil while several fans celebrated the victory in front of a giant screen in the center of Buenos Aires.
Mother and son cry in Buenos Aires.
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Image caption In both Russia and Buenos Aires there was no lack of tears of joy and relief before the Argentine triumph.
Embrace between Mascherano and Messi.
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Image caption A hug that says it all: Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi, relieved after the end of the game and with a victory that gives them hope in the next phase of the World Cup. Now, France.
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