Argentina vs Mexico: Second-half goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandes helped Argentina earn all three points against Mexico and keep their hopes of progression to the next stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 alive.
Argentina kicked off their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in a Group C fixture. The defending Copa America champions hence came into Argentina vs Mexico fixture under immense pressure, knowing a defeat would eliminate them at the FIFA World Cup group stage.
Mexico meanwhile came into this FIFA World Cup 2022 fixture after sharing points with Poland in their opening match of the quadrennial event. Argentina vs Mexico match in the group stage of the World Cup 2022 saw a goalless first half.
The game remained goalless when the referee blew the whistle to mark the end of the first half.
Argentina vs Mexico: Lionel Messi rose up to the occasion as La Albiceleste Defeat Mexico in FIFA World Cup Group Stage Match
Lionel Messi and co. started the second half of Argentina vs Mexico game strongly. And past the hour mark, in the 64th minute of the match, Lionel Messi struck to send Argentina ahead.
Angel di Maria passed the ball to an unmarked Lionel Messi, who stood outside the box. Lionel Messi took a touch and then unleashed a low drive into the bottom corner, past the diving Guillermo Ochoa to give his side the lead in this Argentina vs Mexico match.
Mexico, trailing by a goal, searched for the equalizer, but instead, it was Argentina who scored the next goal of the match. It came from Enzo Fernandes. Argentina took a short corner, and Rodrigo de Paul passed the ball to Lionel Messi. Messi then passed the ball to Enzo Fernandez, who entered the box and then curled a shot into the far corner.
The South American heavyweights then comfortably saw off Argentina vs Mexico FIFA World Cup match. The victory takes Argentina to second in Group C, only behind Poland.
Argentina and Saudi Arabia, with three points each, sit second and third in the points table. Mexico, meanwhile, languishes at fourth with a point from two matches.
No sides have qualified for the round-of-16 yet in Group C. All four sides still have the possibility of finishing inside the top two in Group C. Meanwhile, Argentina takes on Poland in their final group-stage match of the World Cup 2022 campaign.