Just minutes after kickoff, Lionel Messi was involved in Argentina's first goal of the 2014 World Cup. In the third minute of Argentina's Group F opener, Messi sent a free kick from the left wing into the Bosnia-Herzegovina penalty area. The ball glanced off the head of Argentina's Marcos Rojo and was then deflected into the net by Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac.
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After surrendering the early own goal, Bosnia-Herzegovina held Messi and the other Argentina attackers in check for the remainder of the first half.