A late goal by Marcos Rojo saved Argentina's World Cup dreams and advanced them to the round of 16.

By Chris Chavez
June 26, 2018

Marcos Rojo drilled a game-winning volley from the inside of the box to give Argentina a 2–1 lead late in the second half of their group stage match against Nigeria on Tuesday.

The goal by the Manchester United defender won the game and saved Argentina's World Cup hopes to advance to the round of 16. Lionel Messi scored first for Argentina in the 14th minute before Victor Moses tied the game in the 51st.

If Argentina had failed to score, it would have been eliminated from the World Cup. Croatia, meanwhile, won the group and advanced to play Denmark in the round of 16 after a 2–1 victory over Iceland on Tuesday.

Watch Rojo's 86th-minute goal below:

In the stands, Argentina legend Diego Maradona celebrated by flipping both his middle fingers toward the field.

Argentina will play France next.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)