Messi: God was with Argentina

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes ‘God was with’ the Argentina national team as they progressed to the World Cup last 16.

The star netted his nation’s opener in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Nigeria which saw Argentina progress into the knockout stages of the competition.

“I know God was with us on the pitch,” Messi is cited as telling reporters by Marca.

“We were confident of winning this game and it was fantastic for us to win it in this dramatic fashion, it gave us all a lot of joy.

“We thanks all of our fantastic fans for spurring us on.”

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