Argentina survived by beating Mexico thanks to Messi’s magic

The football world saw the magic of Messi’s feet once again. He scored himself and passed it to his teammate. That’s why Lionel Scaloni’s disciples won 2-0. With this victory, two-time world champions Qatar stayed in the World Cup.

Argentina dominated possession and attack in the crucial match held at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Lionel Messi’s team managed to keep the ball for 59 percent of the entire match. And managed to take a total of two shots along the opponent’s goal. Got two goals.

On the other hand, Mexico, who lag behind in possession, kept the ball under their control for 39 percent of the time. And Argentina managed to take a shot along the goal. But no goal came.

The first half of the match was very slow. Argentina’s style of play was similar to that played by South Asian football teams. Argentina could not take any shot on target in the first half. On the other hand, the two teams went into the break with a scoreless margin as Mexico did not have much edge in the game.

Lionel Scaloni’s men were desperate for a goal in the second half. In that case, this team, one of the strongest in the football world, took the lead in the 64th minute of the match. At this time, Lionel Messi’s left-footed shot from outside the D-box on Angel Di Maria’s pass defeated the Mexican goalkeeper.

Argentina did not give Mexico any chance to get back into the match. On the other hand, the Latin American team doubled the lead in the last minute of the game. In the 88th minute, Enzo Fernandes scored a beautiful right-footed shot from outside the D-box after Messi’s pass. Since there were no more goals, Messi’s team left the field with a 2-0 margin of victory.

As a result of this victory, Argentina has risen to the second position in the points table with 3 points in 2 matches. Mexico is at the bottom of the table with only 1 point from the equal match. And Roberto Lewandowski’s Poland is at the top with maximum 4 points. Saudi Arabia is third with 3 points, behind Argentina on goal difference.

Argentina XI (4-3-3):

Emiliano Martinez (goalkeeper), Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Gonzalo Montiel, Rodrigo de Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Alexis McAllister, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez.

Coach: Lionel Scaloni

Mexico XI (4-3-3):

Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Moreno, Araujo, Jesus Gallardo, Cesar Montes, Gallardo, Guardado, Hector Herrera, Luis Chavez, Harving Lozano, Alexis Vega.

Coach: Tata Martino

(Dhaka Times/27 November/MM)


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