After Saudi Arabia’s shocking loss to Argentina in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi’s magnificent goal with a low strike from outside the box ignited a 2-0 win over Mexico to keep Argentina’s chances alive.
Lionel Messi & Enzo Fernandez score in a crucial win
Argentina now has three points, one more than Saudi Arabia and one more than Group C leader Poland. Mexico has one point heading into Wednesday’s matches against Argentina and Poland, as well as Saudi Arabia and Mexico. Two will progress to the round of 16.
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We needed this high,” Messi explained. “The days were very long after the upset loss, and we were eager to have the chance to turn it around.” It was an important game. It was a weight lifted off our shoulders, and we now have peace of mind.” Messi is now two goals short of Argentina’s World Cup leading scorer Gabriel Batistuta’s tally of ten, but this victory gives him more chances to catch his compatriot in Qatar.
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