FIFA WC: Messi’s goal guide Argentina to win over Mexico 2-0

27 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Argentina overcame Mexico 2-0 in the Lusail Stadium to maintain their chances of qualifying.

Argentina maintained their FIFA World Cup dream with a commanding 2-0 victory against Mexico in the Group C match at the Lusail Stadium thanks to goals from Enzo Fernandez and Lionel Messi.

Argentina overcame Mexico 2-0 in the Lusail Stadium to maintain their chances of qualifying, even if it may not have been their most memorable performance. Argentina was aware that a loss would spell elimination following their surprise 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia. Up until Messi’s 65th-minute rescue, they struggled once again.

The 35-year-old, who is likely competing in his final World Cup, picked up Angel Di Maria’s ball outside the box and unleashed a direct shot into the bottom corner to open the scoring in a tight and violent game.

Enzo Fernandez, a replacement, received a pass three minutes from the end and curled a stunning goal past Guillermo Ochoa after cutting inside. The game’s provider at that point was Messi, who had shifted roles.

The victory, which at times looked improbable in a game plagued by many fouls and lacking in quality, raises Argentina to second place in Group C, one point behind Poland, whom they will face in their last encounter as they try to qualify for the round of 16. Poland will be their opponent.

In order for Mexico to have any chance of qualifying, they must defeat Saudi Arabia.