Qatar 2022: Lionel Messi’s stunner against Mexico brings Argentina’s World cup hope alive

Argentina’s hope are back on track at the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a stunner from Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez scored two stunning goals to give the Albiceleste a 2-0 win over Mexico and breathe life into their chances of advancing to the Round of 16 from Group C. Meanwhile, it was a serious blow to El Tri’s hopes and they will go into the final day in last place in the group.

A shock loss to Saudi Arabia had put Argentina’s World Cup bid within one more loss of coming to a premature end, but Messi’s goal in the 64th minute gave his team the breakthrough his team desperately needed against a fiercely competitive Mexico side.

With Mexico throwing the kitchen sink in search of a late equalizer, Benfica playmaker Enzo Fernandez curled a ball into the top right corner to seal the result. It’s a goal that also helped Argentina in the goal differential department.

Mexico now need to win at all costs and by several goals against Saudi Arabia in the group finale to have a chance of advancing.

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