The La Albiceleste had all to do when they took on El Tri in their Group C crucial game as a loss would have dump Lionel Messi ’s side from Qatar.
The Mexico game became crucial following Argentina’s shocking 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Lionel Messi came into his own in the second half registering a superb 64th minute goal. Enzo Fernández ensured there was no national wailing in Argentina when he scored in the 87th to give Argentina a 2-0 victory.
The 88,966 ball watchers at the Lusail Stadium went wild in celebration with other nationals equally relieved the La Albiceleste’s hopes of making it to the round of 16 was back on track.
Messi’s touch to control a pass with his left foot before drilling past Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa from 20 yards to register a goal-of-the-tournament contender was widely hailed prompting the ‘Who’s the Goat’ debate all over.
There’s all to fight for now as Argentina clash with Robert Lewandowski’s Poland with a win to advance.
Even more than the play, were the celebrations which followed the goals and the win.
We bring you the visuals from Argentina’s dressing room as well as reactions from the stands. Enjoy.
Peter Drury (Commentator on Messi goal vs Mexico) 🗣️: “They (Argentina) give thanks, that he is one … Read more pic.twitter.com/DlJ4meySCT— David Nicholas (@DavidNi36040381) November 28, 2022
Top view of Messi’s goal against Mexico pic.twitter.com/lb9FhOco5N— Ameer Rai (@ameerrai) November 28, 2022
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