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Lionel Messi Losses The Chances Of Getting A Three Point Against Iceland


Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland in an eventful Group D opener.

Hannes Thor Halldorsson was the hero for Iceland as the goalkeeper’s penalty save from Lionel Messi secured his side a sensational 1-1 draw against Argentina. With Diego Maradona watching on from the stands, Messi failed to convert from the spot in the second half of an eventful Group D opener at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.

Important highlights of the match

9′ Attempt missed. Birkir Bjarnason (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.



19′ Goal! Argentina 1, Iceland 0. Sergio Ag├╝ero (Argentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.



23′ Goal! Argentina 1, Iceland 1. Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.



45‘ Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.



64′Penalty saved! Lionel Messi (Argentina) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.



81′ Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eduardo Salvio.




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