Argentina 1-1 Iceland: 5 things we learned

Lionel Messi couldn’t inspire his insipid countrymen to an opening win it the World Cup as Iceland’s impressive record continues.

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As a statue of Spartacus watched sagely outside the ground, Iceland battled to a marvellous 1-1 draw against Lionel Messi’s Argentina. 

The Barcelona man proved the difference here but not as he might have hoped with his missed penalty consigning his country to a solitary point. 

In a game that answers none of the questions surrounding Jorge Sampaoli’s side, here are five things we learned:

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