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Argentina and Iceland played 1-1 after a dramatic 90 minutes. The world was shocked when superstar Lionel Messi messed up a crucial penalty kick mid-way through the second half.

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Sergio Aguero delivered a 19th minute rocket to put Argentina in front before, Iceland hit back.

Aguero who scored the first goal for Argentina found space in the box and was able to push off his defender and turn sharply before delivering a powerful shot to the right of keeper Hannes Halldorsson.

Despite being considered one of the best strikers on the planet for many years, the goal was the first Aguero has ever scored at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi booted the ball into the stands in frustration at full time after he delivered a mediocre personal performance as Argentina slumped to a 1-1 draw against minnows Iceland.

Messi’s lukewarm kick went to the right of Iceland keeper Hannes Halldorsson, but the Icelandic stopper stretched out and parried the shot.

Argentina dominated possession and the chances, but Iceland did enough to earn a point.

The game finished 1-1 after Argentina was unable to break open the stubborn Iceland defence in the second half.

The low point of the match was when Lionel Messi booted the ball into the stands in frustration at full time after he delivered a mediocre personal performance as Argentina slumped to a 1-1 draw against minnows Iceland.

Just one day after rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a heroic performance, Messi butchered 10 shots on goal and finished goalless as Iceland created a famous day for their country after also scoring their first goal in World Cup history.

Ronaldo scored three goals from his four shots against Spain on Saturday morning (AEST).

It leaves Argentina in danger of failing to get out of its group, still needing to play Nigeria and Croatia.

Argentina continued to dominate the contest and peppered Iceland’s goal in the for most of the half.

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