Lionel Messi fired blanks on Saturday as Argentina started their World Cup campaign on a rather disappointing note; settling for a 1-1 draw against debutants, Iceland.
Messi and his Argentina teammates were left frustrated, as they failed to get their desired victory over Iceland in Saturday’s Group D tie.
Sergio Aguero gave his side a 19th-minute lead, but Iceland equalised less than five minutes later through Alfreð Finnbogason.
Argentina dominated possession and territory in the second half but could not find the winner amid some dogged Icelandic defending, with Lionel Messi’s penalty miss summing up a disappointing afternoon for the South American side.
Argentina are billed to face Croatia next while Iceland will confront Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
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