Argentina missed a huge chance to pick up early points in Group D as they drew 1-1 with a compact Iceland side in Moscow.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for the South Americans with a bullet of a shot from the 12 yard mark. With his back to goal, the Manchester City man needed only one touch to get the ball out of his feet, firing a fierce left-footed drive into the top corner of Halldorsson’s net.
Iceland were level only minutes later though, as chaos in the Argentina box ensued. With the ball bobbling about everywhere and never looking like it was going to be cleared, Finnbogason entered the scene late and fired a shot through the legs of a defender and into Caballero’s goal.
Messi had the chance to be the hero once again for Argentina, but the Barcelona man – who had been the only scorer in competitive matches for La Albiceleste almost 12 months prior to Aguero’s earlier goal – could only put his penalty straight at the palms of Halldorsson, who played hero on more than one time for Iceland throughout the match.
The result leaves the two sides tied on a point a piece in Group D with Nigeria and Croatia to play in the day’s late kick-off.