But what we saw right after Argentina conceded that silly first goal against Croatia was 10 players (10 world class players) buckling under pressure and running aimlessly as Messi tried to wriggle his way around four sometimes five Croatian defenders.
The cat was presented with a choice of two bowls of food with Argentinian and Nigerian flags placed next to them, and Achilles preferred the latter one.
The sculpture will also be put on display in Bronnitsy, a town located about 50 kilometres from Moscow that is Argentina's base during the month-long tournament.
If Argentina fail to beat Nigeria, as they did 3-2 in the group stages of the last World Cup, then they're out.
Lionel Messi shutting down, holding crisis meetings, even phone calls to Sergio Aguero from the president of Argentina to check if their captain is feeling alright - all of which has compounded to make their World Cup plight one of the most freakish in the country's history. They see him winning trophies every season with Barcelona - so they expect him to do exactly the same in the national team.
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Both are intelligent players who don't concede on the defensive side - even against the second pick of this year's draft. Pelinka did not want to address the talks, saying he wanted to respect other teams with which he has discussions.
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"I think scoring against Argentina isn't that hard for me", he smiled after his man-of-the-match performance in Volgograd on Friday.
Maradona insisted he "would love" to meet the Argentina players before the critical Nigeria game - and suggested that several of his former teammates should join him for the meeting.
Messi, who has scored 64 goals in 126 appearances for the Albiceleste, previously retired from worldwide football after the 2016 Copa America final.
"We need to figure out how I would fit on the team because, as you said, I used to play in the same position he plays and lately I have been used to playing in that position". Messi's Russian campaign threatens to be remembered for the tame penalty lick that cost Argentina victory against Iceland and the lacklustre performance that followed against Croatia. However, Argentina's defense likely will be more solid than before and thus will contain Nigeria.
But Argentina is still a slight favorite to advance as the runner-up in Group D after Nigeria beat Iceland on Friday.