Argentina wins critical match against Mexico 2-0
Written by Atishwar Chand on November 27, 2022
Argentina has revived its World Cup hopes with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in front of a raucous crowd at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
The match was scoreless entering the second half, but it was 35-year-old superstar Lionel Messi who made a superb goal in the 64th minute to break the tie.
Enzo Fernández punctuated the victory with a second goal for Argentina just before the end of regulation.
La Albiceleste was humiliated earlier this week when it threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in its opening Group C match, immediately throwing the team’s contention into doubt.
With the victory, Argentina move into a second place tie with Saudi Arabia in Group C standings. Now it has a chance to decide its fate when the team takes on Poland on Nov. 30. A win can guarantee the team’s advance to the Round of 16.