World Cup 2022 live updates: Messi sparks Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico

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Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez came through with many goals in the second half to keep their country’s FIFA World Cup 2022 hopes alive on Saturday, as Argentina bounced back from a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia to beat Mexico 2-0 at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium.

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Here are the best plays.

Argentina vs. Mexico

PREGAME

Set up the stage

After a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Argentina head into Saturday’s matchup looking to win and look for losses in their first two games at a World Cup for the first time in team history.

On the other hand, Mexico is trying to bounce back from a scoreless draw with Poland earlier this week.

Argentinian fans send a message

Argentina’s hopes of giving Lionel Messi a World Cup win hinge on getting a win against a tough Mexico team, and the blue and white clad fans at Lusail Stadium know it.

Anthems with passion

5′: early physicality

Both Mexico and Argentina have had some early chances and are already turning up the intensity.

13′: Mexico looks good and the fans are LOUD

El Tri got an early chance and is turning up the pressure on Argentina for arguably the most electric environment of the 2022 World Cup yet.

16′: Refs don’t bite Otamendi’s flop

Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi is doing everything he can to get an edge over Mexico.

22′: Yellow card against Mexico

28′: Argentina’s turn for a key foul

The referees get Marcos Acuna for splitting Kevin Alvarez.

34′: WORLD. CUP. MEMO.

A HUGE savings – what else is new? — by Memo Ochoa on a Lionel Messi free kick keeps the case scoreless.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the verge of scoring his first goal of the match, knocked away by Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa from Mexico kicks off the shot after a good chance for Lionel Messi Argentina.

42′: Guiterrez in for Guardado

Key substitute for Mexico late in the first half.

45′: HUGE save for Martinez!

Alexis Vega’s free kick is saved by an incredible effort from Argentina’s keeper Emiliano Martinez to El Tri of the board.

Argentina’s Emiliano Martínez makes an INCREDIBLE save

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

64′: MESSI DELIVERS

Argentina needs a goal and a win to stay alive in Lionel Messi’s possible final World Cup. The superstar delivered the first of these with a beautiful and possibly legendary blow when his country needed him most.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores goal vs. Mexico in 64′

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

Fans react to Messi’s goal!

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

87′: DOS A CERO

Argentina get a crucial insurance goal to move +1 in goal difference in the 2022 World Cup, courtesy of a stunning ball curling past Ochoa by Enzo Fernandez.

Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez scores goal vs. Mexico in 87′

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

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