Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
2010 FIFA World Cup Group Stage
12 June 2010
Diego Maradona’s first World Cup match as a manager ended with a win but left many with doubts about their overall chances.
It ended up being a 1-0 win for Argentina but it could have easily been a bigger margin. Argentina would have around 65% of possession and over seven shots on goal but only managed one goal. It was scored from an unlikely source as Gabriel Heinze headed in a corner kick in the 6th minute.
Nigeria would have chances in the match and it was a nervous match for Argentine fans. Despite both teams getting chances for the rest of the match it would remain 1-0 and Maradona continued the streak of Argentina winning their opening World Cup match.
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