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Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

  • GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer
  • Lionel Messi se cubre los ojos durante el empate 1-1 de Argentina e Islandia, en un partido en el que le atajaron un penal el 16 de junio del 2018 en Moscú, por la primera fecha de la Copa Mundial. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer

MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday.

Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the ball.

Argentina took the lead in the 19th when Sergio Aguero scored with a rising left-footed shot.

Alfred Finnbogason equalized for Iceland four minutes later.
Iceland created several first-half chances despite finishing the match with only 27 percent of the possession.
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