By TYLER GRAY
Lionel Messi’s moment of brilliance proved to be the difference as Argentina held off Bosnia and Herzegovina in a 2-1 victory in Rio de Janeiro.
Messi spent the better part of Sunday’s match playing possum, but he displayed his world-class skills at just the right moment, scoring the game winner, earning SBI’s World Cup Man of the Match.
In the 65th minute of play, the world’s most dangerous player finally decided to make his presence known.
With the Maracana filled with the singing of Argentine fans, Messi made an enterprising run across the top of Bosnia’s 18-yard box avoiding two defenders before blasting his left-footed shot off the far upright and into the net, making it 2-0. Messi’s second career World Cup tally was the only goal scored by an Argentine player in the game.
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