All hope lost has the Argentines eliminated Super Eagles from the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, after a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday night.
A win or draw would have made Nigeria to progress into the round of 16.
However, the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr stuck with the same formation and players that beat Iceland 2-0 last Friday, but they struggled to find fluency in the first half.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal in Russia, to give his side the lead at the break.
Victor Moses levelled from the penalty spot, after Javier Mascherano was punished for tugging Leon Balogun.
Odion Ighalo missed two good opportunities to give the Eagles the lead, before Marcos Rojo slammed in a volley late in the game, to give the Albiceleste all three points and a place in the last 16.