2022 World Cup highlights: Messi powers Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico

Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez came on with clutch goals in the second half to keep his country FIFA World Cup 2022 hopes alive Saturday, as Argentina bounced back from a shocking loss to Saudi Arabia to beat Mexico 2-0 at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

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Argentina vs Mexico



After a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia On Tuesday, Argentina enter Saturday’s game needing a win and looking to avoid defeats in their opening two games of a World Cup for the first time in team history.

On the other side, Mexico aim to bounce back from a scoreless draw with Poland earlier this week.

Argentinian fans send a message

Argentina’s hopes of getting Lionel Messi a World Cup win hinges on defeating a tough Mexican side, and the blue-and-white-clad fans at Lusail Stadium know it.

Passionate hymns

5′: Physical prematurity

Mexico and Argentina both had early chances and are already increasing the intensity.

13′: Mexico look good and the fans are STRONG

El Tri had an early chance and is increasing the pressure on Argentina ahead of perhaps the most electric environment at the 2022 World Cup to date.

16 ‘: The referees do not bite on the flop Otamendi

Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi tries everything to get an advantage over Mexico.

22′: Yellow card against Mexico

28′: It’s Argentina’s turn for a key foul

Referees get Marcos Acuna to pack Kevin Alvarez.


A HUGE saving – what else is new? – by Memo Ochoa on a Lionel Messi free kick keeps things scoreless.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the brink of his first goal of the match, struck by Ochoa

Mexican Guillermo Ochoa strikes the ball after a tight chance for Lionel Messi Argentina.

42′: Guitérrez for Guardado

Key sub for Mexico late in the first half.

45′: HUGE stop by Martinez!

Alexis VegaThe free kick is saved by an incredible effort in full extension of the Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez To keep The three off the board.

Argentinian Emiliano Martínez makes an INCREDIBLE save

Mexico’s Alexis Vega fires a superb shot after winning a free kick and Argentina’s Emiliano Martínez makes a spectacular diving save.


Argentina need a goal and a win to stay alive in Lionel Messi’s possible World Cup final. The superstar delivered the first of those with a fine strike that may have marked the legacy when his country needed him most.

Argentinian Lionel Messi scores a goal against Mexico in 64′

Watch Argentina’s Lionel Messi score a goal against Mexico on 64′ at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Fans react to Messi’s goal!

Messi kept Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive and sent his fans into a frenzy.


Argentina earn a crucial insurance goal to move +1 in the 2022 World Cup goal differential, courtesy of a nice curled ball past Ochoa by Enzo Fernandez.

Argentinian Enzo Fernández scores a goal against Mexico in 87′

Watch Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez score a goal against Mexico on 87′ at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

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