Lionel Messi pounded in a 64th moment objective and Enzo Fernandez added another late to give Argentina a 2-0 triumph over fighting Mexico in their Reality Cup Gathering C match on Saturday and reignite their competition trusts.
Messi, who equalled Diego Maradona’s Argentina record of 21 World Cup matches, was no place to be seen for over an hour prior to getting a Heavenly messenger Di Maria pass, tracking down barely sufficient room and rifling in with his left foot from 20 meters.
Substitute Fernandez ensured the three focuses when he twisted a magnificent shot into the top corner in the 87th moment.
The outcome reestablished request for the Argentines in Gathering C after their shock opening 2-1 misfortune to Saudi Arabia.
Argentina, on three focuses, can ensure progress with a success over Poland, top on four, in their last game on Wednesday.
Mexico, who have now lost each of the four World Cup conflicts with Argentina, have one point and should beat Saudi Arabia, on three, to get any opportunity of proceeding with their run of making the last 16 in the last seven World Cups, yet even that probably won’t be sufficient.
With the possibility of an Argentina disposal, pressures were intense here and there the ball in a crude first half yet with the two arrangements of fans making an electric air in the arena.
The initial time frame didn’t satisfy the coordinate’s charging with neither one of the groups needing to commit an excessive number of players forward and aside from a free kick by Mexico’s Luis Chavez in the 10th moment that cruised past the goalmouth, there were not many possibilities.
Mexico’s high squeezing game smothered the vast majority of their rivals’ assault and Argentine charm Messi, battled to track down any space to move in a blocked midfield.
Aside from a Lautaro Martinez exertion that was wealthy the imprint and one more from Messi, Argentina were innocuous front and center.
Be that as it may, in a significant catastrophe for Mexico, captain Andres Guardado, a veteran of five World Cups who up to that point had been a telling presence in midfield, must be taken off harmed in the 42nd.
The Mexicans actually cut out two additional possibilities before the break with Alexis Vega first twisting a free kick over the wall for manager Emiliano Martinez to save and minutes after the fact roaring a shot over the bar.
The South Americans not entirely settled after the break however had no genuine opportunity before their 35-year chief hauled them in the clear with his second objective of the competition.
Yet again the arena ejected in cheers with Fernandez’s late strike which fixed Argentina’s most memorable win in the competition and revived Messi’s expectations of a very first World Cup title.