Argentina vs Mexico Match Report: Highlight, Key Moments, Winner, Loser

Match Summary 

Argentina overcame Mexico 2-0 in the Lusail Stadium, keeping their hopes of qualifying alive despite a less-than-memorable performance. After a first half in which neither team scored, Messi once again was the game-changer. After giving the Albiceleste the lead with a goal from 25 yards out in the middle of the second half, he turned provider 23 minutes later by setting up Fernandez for a magnificent second. Mexico played hard, but they lacked talent in the final third, and as a result, they are now in last place in their group while Argentina moves up to second.

Key Moments

  • 64 Minutes of 2nd Half – Lionel Messi finally breaks the deadlock, assisted by Di Maria. Messi’s late-game heroics were crucial, as he found the bottom corner from 25 yards out with a swarm of defenders in his way. Messi saves Argentina again.
  • 87 Minutes of 2nd Half – Enzo Fernandez scores, Lionel Messi assists. Amazing goal by Fernandez, who takes a pass from Messi off a short corner, dribbles past Gutierrez with a couple of stepovers, and then fires a curling shot into the top corner!
Argentina Mexico
Winner/Loser Argentina Won Mexico Lose
Goal 2 0
Assists 2 0
Ball Possession 58% 42%
Big Chances 0 0
Passes 528 370
Accurate Passes 446 284
Total Shots (On Target) 2 1
Fouls 19 15
Yellow Card 1 4
Red Card
Offside 2 4
Corners 4 2
Keeper Saves 1 0
Player Of The Match Lionel Messi

Point table of Group (C) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
Argentina 2 1 3
Poland 2 2 4
Mexico 2 -2 3
Saudi Arabia 2 -1 1


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