The Argentina U20 team were eliminated against Nigeria in the Round of 16 at the U20 World Cup.
Javier Mascherano’s Argentina U20 team lost 2-0 vs. Nigeria on Wednesday and have been eliminated from the tournament. Mascherano went with a different starting eleven than previous matches and while the team saw most of the ball in the first half, they were unlucky not to score.
Argentina limited Nigeria’s goal scoring chances in the first half and moved the ball around but they themselves were unable to create much. The second half saw Nigeria make a few substitutions and hit the cross bar minutes before their first goal.
It was Ibrahim Muhammad who got the first goal for Nigeria as he got the better of his marker and rolled the ball beyond Gomes Gerth who was coming out to block the effort on goal.
Mascherano made a change with Juan Gauto brought on for Brian Aguirre before the first goal of the match. He would continue with the changes as Gino Infantino came on for Valentín Carboni and Ignacio Maestro Puch for Tomás Avilés.
Argentina would continue to try and create chances with a few efforts blocked from close range and a Luka Romero effort which hit the post.