Argentina deny Russian Federation victory as renovated World Cup Final venue opens

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The Russia-Argentina contest on Saturday will be the inaugural event at Moscow's renovated Luzhniki Stadium, one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Efe.

Argentina's victor came with just four minutes to play and the victory marks another important milestone for Jorge Sampaoli. "We made some mistakes in the first half but in the second we improved". It was only later when Driussi uploaded the snap of himself and Messi to his profile that the Barcelona superstar realised he hadn't had his photo taken with a supporter, but with a fellow player. "We played in a bold, direct manner". "There was more vertical play with [Alejandro] Gomez next to [Angel] di Maria, interesting movements between Aguero and Messi, many movements on the wings", Sampaoli told reporters.

Aguero joined Hernan Crespo in third on the list of Argentina's all-time highest goalscorers with his effort, and Sampaoli was impressed with what he saw.

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Stanislav Cherchesov's side made it hard for Argentina, who handed debuts to Giovani Lo Celso and German Pezzella from the start, by pressing high in the opening stages, with Messi unable to get on the end of a bright exchange with Eduardo Salvio following a surge down the right.

Sergio Aguero's header found the back of the net in the 86th minute, the striker beating veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after his initial shot was blocked by the Russian defence.

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