Sergio Aguero gave the two-time world champions the lead after 19 minutes before Iceland, showing the same commitment and self-belief that saw them stun the soccer world with their run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, hit back four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason. The game then looked like it was heading towards a stalemate until Iceland conceded a penalty with half an hour remaining on the clock.
Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved as the South Americans surrendered a lead and only got a point out of the match.
By neutralising two-time World Cup victor Argentina, who had Messi on the field, a cigar-puffing Diego Maradona watching from the VIP seats and the pope on its side, Iceland blazed a trail for small countries and territories everywhere.
Subsequent friendlies have given cause for concern - there was a 4-2 loss to Nigeria in November and a 6-1 humiliation by Spain in March, although Messi did not play in either match.
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Lionel Messi has played in 15 career World Cup matches over three different World Cups, and he has scored five goals in those contests.
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Argentina failed to start the World Cup as they had hoped to on Saturday, only managing a 1-1 draw against Iceland, the smallest nation taking part in the tournament. He's a player who is very skilled, so I don't think he's under pressure.
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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli leaped to the defence of captain Lionel Messi, following his performance against Iceland.
For the Europeans especially, they need to get something from the game, as they play Argentina.
"Argentinians are very demanding in football, we know that", said Sampaoli.
"I think the Argentinians felt a bit frustrated that they weren't getting through and it was important we equalized so quickly". "They have huge amounts of quality, but this win will really boost our confidence and we are going to up our game". "It will surely depend on how this month goes, on how we finish in the tournament", he added.
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