The Albiceleste's World Cup debut in Russia finished today with a 1-1 draw with Iceland.
Lionel Messi fluffed his lines, missing a penalty as Iceland held Argentina to a draw after France benefitted from the first use of the Video Assistant Referee system in the tournament's history.
Just a day after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick to secure a 3-3 draw for Portugal against Spain, Messi had a golden chance to write his own headlines.
Argentina's national team captain stepped up to the spot with the teams locked at 1-1 in Moscow's Spartak Stadium after Rúrik Gíslason was adjudged to have brought down Maximiliano Meza in the 63rd minute.
But Hannes Þór Halldórsson guessed correctly and palmed away the Argentine skipper's side-footed effort and, despite intense pressure, Iceland held on for a famous draw.
Sergio Agüero scored the opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but his strike was almost immediately cancelled out by Alfreð Finnbogason.
It was another extraordinary result in the history of Iceland, who famously dumped England out of Euro 2016. The island nation of 330,000 is the smallest country ever to qualify for the finals but emphatically showed they can mix it with the heavyweights.
Before trailing, Iceland could have taken the lead but Birkir Bjarnason side-footed a shot wide of goal when Caballero was exposed.
That chance came in a nervous ninth minute for Argentina's defence, which seemed unsettled by Iceland's strength and their own unease with loose balls in the penalty area.
No Iceland defender was at fault for failing to stop Agüero's goal. The forward executed a classy spin move to create his chance when a miscued shot by Marcos Rojo arrived at his feet near the penalty spot.
The Group C match in Kazan was goalless when Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the second half. Uruguayan referee Andrés Cunha did not award a penalty but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a spot-kick and Griezmann gave France a 1-0 lead.
Minutes later the Socceroos drew level through a penalty of their own, although this time it was awarded by the referee, with Mile Jedinak coolly beating Hugo Lloris.
But Pogba won a tight match for the 1998 champions when his shot bounced over the line off the crossbar in the 81st minute.