We all love an iconic piece of commentary to well and truly capture great moments in football. From Clive Tyldesley’s ‘Solskjaer has won it’ in ’99 to David Coleman when Scotland took on Holland in ’78.
That is what Pablo Giralt did when he described Marcos Rojo’s late winner to book Argentina’s place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Lionel Messi opened the scoring against Nigeria with his first goal at the tournament in stunning fashion, superbly controlling Ever Banega’s long pass from behind and then slotting home with his right.
Nigeria equalised early on in the second-half when Victor Moses converted a penalty after Javier Mascherano was guilty of shirt-pulling in his box from a corner.
Then the unlikeliest of heroes stepped up the plate, Manchester United centre-back Rojo with a stunning volleyed goal with just four minutes remaining.
Giralt, commentating on the game, epitomised what it meant for all Argentines. His excitement was there for all to see and hear as the all-important goal went in for Jorge Sampoli’s side.
Now, the video has gone viral on social media.
See the footage below.
NUNCA SE ATREVAN A DARSE POR VENCIDO!
Siempre hay que creer!
Vamos Argentina. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QqvrHyJaFs
— Pablo Giralt (@giraltpablo) June 26, 2018