Some picked up on the fact that Musa had notched a double against an Icelandic defence that Messi had failed to breach in Argentina's group game - when he missed a penalty - and Cristiano Ronaldo hadn't managed in Portugal and Iceland's Euro 2016 encounter.
"In the Nigeria vs Iceland game we changed our formation to 3-5-2 and it was good for us".
A brace from Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria the lifeline to qualify for Round of 16 of the ongoing Russian Federation 2018 FiFA World Cup. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.
Argentina: They are now placed fourth in the group and have to defeat Nigeria by more than two goals to topple Iceland by goal difference if the European nation manages to upset Croatia.
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In Iceland's 1-1 draw against Argentina, the team played with a lone striker.
The match became a stalemate until 10 minutes before half-time when Iceland came close to opening the scoring but Leon Balogun's glancing header just did enough to thwart Gylfi Sigurdsson and Birkir Bjarnason lurking at the back post. To make matters worse, the lopsided loss to Croatia means Argentina would have to overcome at least a four-goal difference to win a tiebreaker with Iceland, assuming Croatia beats Iceland in the group finale.
"If they get through Croatia they could go very deep, hopefully they can pull it off", Brian Thompson explained. The six-time Iceland player of the year played a key role in the draw with Argentina and will be a threat from set-pieces from his side. "It gave us more space and the speed proved decisive for us". Watch the Live & Exclusive stream of the game on MAX HD3 & beIN SPORTS CONNECT.