A masterful display by Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to a 3-2 victory over Nigeria in the Group F finale at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, leaving Stephen Keshi, the manager of Nigeria, in awe of the skills of the 27-year-old Argentina forward. Messi's second goal in particular was sheer brilliance: a delicious curling free-kick from the edge of the area that beat Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama at his near post.
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Nigeria manager in awe of Messi
Messi has thereby scored four goals in his three games for Argentina, tying Brazil's Neymar as the leading goal-scorer of the tournament. “Messi is one heck of a player,” Keshi said. “He's blessed.