Messi guides Argentina to a valuable victory over Mexico

Argentina revived its hopes of qualifying for the final eight by defeating Mexico 2-0 on Saturday in the second stage of Group C matches within the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022β„’.

The pressure seemed clear on Argentina after the loss to Saudi Arabia, as it would have formally deposited the tournament if it lost to Mexico.

Messi’s colleagues did not perform convincingly over the course of sixty minutes before the Paris Saint-Germain star opened the scoring in the sixty-fourth minute with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area.

Substitute Fernandez added the second goal in a wonderful way, taking advantage of Messi’s pass three minutes before the end of the regular time of the match.

Messi equaled Maradona’s record by scoring the eighth goal with Argentina in the World Cup, to rise to second place in the list of historical scorers for Argentina in the World Cup.

Live coverage of the Argentina-Mexico match

  • The end of the match, with Argentina winning by two goals without a response.
  • The referee announces six minutes of stoppage time.

Goal 87: Fernandez adds the second goal in a wonderful way, after a pass from Messi.

  • Five minutes until the end of the regular time and the absence of serious chances from both teams.
  • Ring 70: Molina misses the opportunity for the second goal with a shot that goes wide.

Goal 64: Messi gives Argentina the lead with a missile shot from outside the penalty area.

  • Ring 63: Argentina’s mediocre performance pushes Scaloni to direct Martinez and involve young Alvarez.
  • Ring 51: Messi tries from a free kick, but his ball goes over the goal.
  • Ring 47: The Mexico national team starts the second half, attacking, awaiting the Argentine reaction.

The start of the second half.

  • The first half ended in a goalless draw.
  • Ring 45 + 5: Vega hits a ball far from the goal from outside the penalty area.
  • Ring 45: The most dangerous chance of the match comes from Vega’s shot, but Martinez saves Argentina.
  • Ring 40: Martinez makes a mistake in turning the ball from a header into the goal.
  • Ring 34: A cross from Messi and Ochoa controls the situation.
  • Argentina is far from its level and is still unable to pose a threat, despite the fact that we have reached the twentieth minute.
  • Ring 10: Mexico almost caught Argentina by surprise, but the cross ball passed in front of everyone without follow-up.
  • Ring 8: Mexico begins advancing to the offensive zones and gets the first corner, which yields nothing.
  • Argentina is the better side in the first five minutes and Mexico relies on counter-attacks.
  • The starting whistle sounds.

Official list – Argentina and Mexico

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