Beijing 2008: Argentina beat Nigeria to retain gold

السبت، 23 أغسطس 2008 - 12:03

كتب : Omar AbdelAziz

Argentina win gold

Argentina clinched the Olympic men's football gold medal for the second successive time after beating Nigeria 1-0, amid rough weather conditions in China.

The Athens 2004 gold medalists needed a second half striker from Angel Di Maria, who slotted home after being set up by Lionel Messi.

With a 42c temperature, the referee had to stop play twice at Bird's Nest Stadium so that player's can have water.

However, the South American giants avenged their Atlanta 1996 final defeat to the Super Eagles, who claimed their first silver medal this summer.

Brazil won the bronze medal after thrashing Belgium 3-0 on Friday.