"We have a genius who is called Messi and fortunately he is Argentine. Iran made life hard for us but with Messi, everything is possible."
-- Argentina coach Alejandro
after Lionel Messi
's stoppage-time strike gave Argentina a 1-0 win over Iran. Messi, who also scored the gamewinner in the 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina, now has 40
goals in 88 appearances for his national team. (BBC)