Argentina vs Mexico: Lionel Messi inspired Argentina in their win over Mexico in a FIFA World Cup match, scoring a sensational goal to send the South American heavyweights ahead.
Argentina secured a 2-0 win over Mexico in a Group C fixture at the FIFA World Cup 2022, boosting their hopes of progression to the round-of-16. Lionel Messi and co. had fallen to a shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of FIFA’s flagship event.
The defending Copa America champions came into Argentina vs Mexico fixture knowing a defeat would eliminate them from the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the group stage. Mexico, meanwhile, headed into Argentina vs Mexico fixture after sharing points with Poland in their opening match of the tournament.
Lionel Messi and his teammates were kept at bay in the first half of the match. Both sides headed into the interval without scoring a goal.
Argentina vs Mexico: Lionel Messi scored a blinder against Mexico
Lionel Messi gave Argentina the breakthrough and the lead in the 64th minute of the match with a sensational goal.
Angel di Maria passed the ball to Lionel Messi, who stood unmarked outside the box. Lionel Messi took a touch before unleashing a low shot into the bottom corner of the Mexican net to send Argentina a goal up.
Mexico had until that point largely kept Messi at bay. But Argentina bent the game to his will, as he has done so many times in the past. It was an absolute stunner from the Argentine, who gave no chance to the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Lionel Messi’s excellent first touch after receiving Di Maria’s pass set him up for the shot, and then he neatly and fiercely struck the ball.
Argentina would go on to score another goal in the 87th minute of the match. After Argentina took a short corner, Messi passed the ball to Enzo Fernandez, who strode into the Mexico box. Fernandez then curled the ball into the far corner to establish a two-goal cushion for Argentina.
The victory in Argentina vs Mexico FIFA World Cup 2022 fixture takes Argentina to second place in Group C, with three points from two matches. Poland, with four points from two matches, tops the group table. Saudi Arabia, with three points, sits third, while Mexico, with a point, languishes fourth.