Argentina 2-0 Mexico: Messi scores and assists to help Argentina snatch 3 points

Argentina 2-0 Mexico: Messi scores and assists to help Argentina snatch 3 points

Game is over and the final score is Argentina 2-0 Mexico. Here is the match report.

Match Report
Lionel Messi revived Argentina’s 2022 World Cup chances with a match winning display in their 2-0 win over Mexico.

La Albiceleste headed into their second game in Group C knowing defeat in Lusail would see them dumped out of the competition at the first hurdle.

A shock loss to Saudi Arabia last week ramped up the pressure on Messi and Argentina, and they struggled for fluidity in the opening 45 minutes, against El Tri.

However, as the clock ticked on after the restart, Messi seized his one real chance of the night, to crash home from the edge of the box on 64 minutes.

An emotional Messi sprinted straight to the Argentina fans to celebrate as the former Barcelona superstar exploded with relief.

Mexico were unable to react in the closing stages, as Benfica star Enzo Fernandez curled home a superb second goal, to seal the victory.

Argentina now move up to second place in the group, behind Poland, ahead of facing Robert Lewandowski and co in Doha on November 30.

Match Events
0' The match is about to start!

11' CLOSE! Herrera’s shot wide out

33' No foul? De Paul has been taken down in the box!

34' Messi’s Free kick saved by Ochoa!

41' CLOSE! L.Martinez's header too straight

42' Yellow Card! Gonzalo Montiel booked

45' What a save fromE.Martinez!

49' Vega fires his shot into the sky

49' Yellow Card! Érick Gutiérrez booked

51' CLOSE!  Messi’s shot wide out

63' GOAL! Argentina 1-0 Mexico (Messi)

65' Yellow Card! Herrera booked

70' Molina fires his shot into the sky

76' CLOSE! Ochoa denies Messi’s effort

86' GOAL! Argentina 2-0 Mexico (Enzo Fernández)

Argentina XI: Messi, Di Maria, Otamendi, E. Martinez, Acuna, De Paul, G. Rodriguez, Lautaro, Gonzalo Montiel, Mac Allister, Martinez

Subs: Gomez, F. Armani, Tagliafico, Gerónimo Rulli, Paredes, Pezzella, Dybala, Correa, Exequiel Palacios, Nahuel Molina, Romero, Foyth, Thiago Almada, Julián Álvarez, Enzo Fernández

Mexico XI: G. Ochoa, Guardado, H.Moreno, Herrera, Araujo, Lozano, Luis Chávez, J. Gallardo, César Montes, Alexis Vega, Kevin Álvarez

Subs: A. Talavera, Rodolfo Cota, Rogelio Funes Mori, Jimenez, Orbelín Pineda, Henry Martín, Érick Gutiérrez, Roberto Alvarado, Jorge Sánchez, Carlos Rodríguez, Alvarez, Luis Romo, Uriel Antuna, Gerardo Arteaga, Johan Vásquez

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