After being surprised in their opening sport by Saudi Arabia, Argentina wanted to keep away from a defeat in their second Group match in opposition to Mexico in order to remain alive in the FIFA World Cup. Regardless of being on the again foot for almost all of the sport, Argentina scored twice in the second-half to maintain their Spherical of 16 hopes alive. Lionel Messi stepped up for his crew, scoring the opener from exterior the field, a purpose which was celebrated massively in Argentina, as nicely as the opposite elements of the world.
Having stated that, a video of Argentina followers in Bangladesh celebrating Messi’s purpose has been doing rounds on social.
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Messi’s purpose meant he tied fellow Argentine icon and two-time World Cup winner, the late Diego Maradona, on eight objectives and 21 appearances on the World Cup for Argentina.
It got here a day after Argentina marked the second anniversary of Maradona’s demise.
The objectives had been two uncommon moments of high quality in a poor and tense encounter the place the event appeared to get to everybody, besides seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi.
After Messi opened the scoring, Argentina made a few adjustments so as to add contemporary legs, a transfer which paid off as Enzo Fernandez curled a tasty strike into the highest far nook.
Notably, Fernandez grew to become the youngest participant to attain a World Cup purpose for Argentina since Messi in 2006.
Argentina, nevertheless, nonetheless must win their closing group match in opposition to Poland to ensure a spot in the knock-out levels.
Poland presently sit prime of Group C with 4 factors, having defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 earlier on Saturday.
With AFP inputs
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