“Stretching His Back After Carrying Argentina” – Soccer Fans Go Berserk as Lionel Messi’s Power Strike Guides Argentina Over Mexico

Published 11/26/2022, 4:06 PM EST
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group C – Argentina v Mexico – Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – November 26, 2022 Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Argentina registered their first win in the FIFA Qatar World Cup after beating Mexico 2-0 in their second game. The Albicelestes lost their opening game in a shocking manner to Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Argentina in both their games. However, against Mexico, super-sub Enzo Fernandez scored a peach of a goal to settle the tie. They will now play group leaders Poland and a win could seal a place in the Round of 16.

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Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Mexico with a long ranger in the 64th minute. Coach Lionel Scaloni made some defensive substitutions to hold on to the lead. However, another lapse from Mexico led to Argentina scoring their 2nd of the night.

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A win against Mexico has put Argentina in 2nd place in Group C behind Poland. Argentina’s last group game against Poland will decide their fate in the competition. However, it also depends on the result of the Saudi Arabia vs Mexico fixture. Meanwhile, Argentina fans have all the reasons to celebrate the win after a shocking loss in the first game.

Soccer fans react to Lionel Messi and Argentina’s win over Mexico

Lionel Messi put on a masterclass as he scored the first and assisted the second goal for Argentina. He set up Enzo, who scored a peach of a goal to bury the game in the 87th min. Fans went berserk after Argentina’s win and took to Twitter to react to the game.

Following are some of the reactions to Messi’s performance vs Mexico.

Mexico managed to keep the Copa America champions quiet for the majority of the first half. However, Lionel Scaloni’s side came motivated in the 2nd half and managed to win.

Messi equals Diego Maradona’s World Cup goals record

Leo Messi‘s opener against Mexico was his eighth goal in five FIFA World Cups. However, it has a lot of significance as it is now tied with Argentina legend Diego Maradona for the number of goals for the nation at the World Cup.

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Moreover, Maradona managed to score 8 goals in 21 World Cup games. Messi took the same number of games to score his 8th. He is now two goals behind Gabriel Batistuta for the most goals scored for Argentina in the World Cup.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

Edited By: Sreeda U M

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