Photos: Messi magic guides relieved Argentina previous Mexico

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Strikes by Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez earned Argentina a 2-Zero win over Mexico in a pulsating environment at Lusail Stadium on Saturday and obtained the South American group’s World Cup marketing campaign up and operating.

Stunned 2-1 by Saudi Arabia of their opening Group C match, Argentina knew defeat would ship them out of the event, however they began poorly, struggling to deal with Mexico’s excessive press as Messi was denied time and house to function.

Argentina’s captain was nameless within the first half, and his sole contribution of be aware was a header that ballooned over the bar as his group didn’t carve out a great likelihood.

But picked out by Angel Di Maria simply outdoors the Mexico field within the 64th minute, Messi drove a low shot via a crowd of defenders into the nook. Fernandez adopted it up within the 87th minute with a beautiful curling effort to safe the win.

The victory took Argentina as much as second place on three factors, one level behind leaders Poland, who they’ll play of their final group match.