Meanwhile in Moscow: Vamos a Ganar, Argentina!

Argentina put their heart beyond criticism tonight, as they prevailed 2-1 over Nigeria to sneak into the World Cup Round of 16 from the second place of Group D. An extremely important win for coach Jorge Sampaoli’s selection, which came at the end of some pretty stormy days. Goals by Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo vanified Victor Moses’ penalty equaliser.

World Cup Meteors: Schillaci, Crownless King of Italia ’90

As World Cup 1990 approached, Italy’s coach Azeglio Vicini could lineup strikers such as Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Baggio. Still, he decided to add to his squad a little known Sicilian forward from Juventus. His name was Salvatore Schillaci, and he became the underdog King of the Notti Magiche (“Magic Nights”) of Italia ’90, scoring 6 goals and leading the Azzurri to the 3rd place.