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Argentina suffered in front of Mexico before Lionel Messi opened the scoring and put them on the road to victory (2-0). A welcome success after their opening day loss to Saudi Arabia.
Stuck in a lackluster game against Mexico, Argentina won 2-0 thanks to two exploits from captain Leo Messi and Enzo Fernandez on Saturday at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, and relaunched themselves in the race for round of 16.
After an embarrassing defeat against Saudi Arabia when they entered the competition (2-1) last Tuesday, the Albiceleste are now second in Group C with three points, behind Poland (four points), which they will face next Wednesday. , while Saudi Arabia (three points) will face Mexico (one point) at the same time.
But beyond the victory, crucial in order to continue the adventure in the competition, Argentina did not reassure in the game, far from it. In a soporific match, she relied on her brilliant leader, Leo Messi, who delivered his men with a superb cross shot, whipped, at the entrance to the penalty area (64th).
This goal coincided with a semblance of an Argentinian highlight, a few minutes after the entry into play (57th) of young Enzo Fernandez (21 years old). If these two events then seemed fortuitous, the second Argentinian goal scored by the Benfica midfielder proved that they were indeed linked.
With a powerful coiled shot after a stealthy hook, Fernandez deceived “Memo” Ochoa, the Mexican veteran (37), and delivered the Argentine supporters, finally relieved.
It was Messi again who gave the decisive pass to Fernandez, like a relay to his fourteen-year-old junior, promised a bright future.
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