ARG 2-0 MEX: Lionel Messi equals Diego Maradona’s records at the World Cup

Lionel Messi scored the first goal and sets up the second to inspire his side to a 2:0 win over Mexico in their second group stage match of the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina suffered a shocking 2:1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the competition but were able to secure maximum points against Mexico to boost their chances of reaching the round of 16.

 

A lack of quality on the ball coupled with limited chances saw the game ended in a goalless draw at halftime as nothing could separate both sides.

In the second half, Lionel Messi fired home the opener in the 64th minutes from 25 yards out. In the 87th minutes, Enzo Fernandez added the second goal to seal all three points for Argentina.

1. Messi’s appearance today saw him equal Diego Maradona as the player with the most appearances or Argentina at the World Cup (21)

2. The Argentine has also scored as many World Cup goals as Diego Maradona (8),with only Gabriel Batistuta(10) scoring more for Argentina at the World Cup.

 

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