Lionel Messi's goal in the 91st minute gave Argentina a 1-0 win over Iran.
Argentina struggled to break through despite dominating possession due to Iran's well-organized defensive efforts.
“I’m happy about the result, for our qualification in what was a complicated and difficult game, in which at no time could we find a way through their solid defense, which didn’t allow us any spaces.”
“We weren’t expecting a game like this, but those of us in attack couldn’t find spaces against such a strong defense. They weren’t letting us get onto balls between the lines, which we like so much and from which we can cause so much harm for opponents.”