Strikes by Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez earned Argentina a 2-0 win over Mexico in a pulsating ambiance at Lusail Stadium on Saturday and acquired the South American group’s World Cup marketing campaign up and operating.
Surprised 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 area to function.
Argentina’s captain was nameless within the first half, and his sole contribution of word was a header that ballooned over the bar as his group did not carve out probability.
However picked out by Angel Di Maria simply exterior the Mexico field within the sixty fourth minute, Messi drove a low shot by means of a crowd of defenders into the nook. Fernandez adopted it up within the 87th minute with an exquisite 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.