Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez scored second-half goals to give their country the win 2022 FIFA World Cup hope on Saturday is still alive, as Argentina bounced back from a huge upset against Saudi Arabia to beat Mexico 2-0 at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
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Argentina bounced back from a shock win over Saudi Arabia with a 2-0 win over Mexico thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez.
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Argentina vs Mexico
5′: physical initiation
Both Mexico and Argentina have had their first chance and are building their strength.
13′: Mexico are in good shape and the fans are loud
El Tri has the first chance and increases the pressure on Argentina ahead of perhaps the most electric place of the 2022 World Cup so far.
16′: Refs don’t bite on Otamendi’s flop
Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi tried everything to gain an advantage over Mexico.
22′: Yellow card against Mexico
Minute 28′: Off to Argentina for a foul
Judges get Marcos Acuna for eliminating Kevin Alvarez.
34′: WORLD. Glass. MEMO.
Great security – what else is new? – by Memo Ochoa and Lionel Messi’s free kick made things impossible.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi was on the verge of scoring his first goal of the tournament, Ochoa hit him
Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa headed home the goal after a close range save for Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
42′: Gutierrez for Guardado
Key sub for Mexico at the end of the first half.
45′: Great save for Martinez!
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved Alexis Vega’s free kick. El Tri away from the trees.
Argentina’s Emiliano Martínez makes a fantastic save
Mexico’s Alexis Vega scores a great goal when he wins a free kick and Argentina’s Emiliano Martínez makes a spectacular save.
64′: Messi saves
Argentina need a goal and a win to survive what could be Messi’s last World Cup. The superstar released the first of many impressive careers to define a legacy when his country needed him the most.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored against Mexico in the 64′
Watch Argentina’s Lionel Messi score a goal against Mexico in the 64′ at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The fans react to Messi’s goal!
Messi has kept Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive and sent his fans into a frenzy.
87′: DOS A CERO
Argentina scored a crucial cover goal to move to plus-1 on goal difference at the 2022 World Cup, courtesy of a brilliant cross from Ochoa by Enzo Fernandez.
Argentina’s Enzo Fernández scored against Mexico in the 87′
Watch Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez save Mexico’s goal in the 87′ at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
Setting the foundation
When this 2-1 loss and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Argentina enters Saturday’s match needing a win and looking to remain unbeaten in its first two matches in the World Cup for the first time in the team’s history.
On the other hand, Mexico is looking to bounce back from a scoreless streak Poland earlier this week.
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