Argentina beat Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lionel Messi scored his second goal of the World Cup when Argentina took on Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday.

Argentinas forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his teams second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 Fifa World Cup on 15 June, 2014. Picture: AFP.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina avoided a potential banana peel last night although they failed to impress in their opening game of the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Bosnia and Herzegovina after beating them 2-1.

Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't show any sign of respect for the South American giants by never giving in to their attack.

After multiple attempts, a trademark goal from Lionel Messi sealed victory for Argentina.

This was Messi's second World Cup goal of his career as the records continue to tumble in Brazil.

This is the first time since the 1958 competition that 34 goals have been scored in the opening 10 matches.

The first red card of the tournament was also given out to Honduras as they were beaten 3-0 by France, with Karim Benzema scoring twice.

Meanwhile, Switzerland came from a goal down to beat Ecuador 2-1.

Tonight is the much anticipated clash between Portugal and Germany, while Iran will play Nigeria and Ghana host United States.