Argentina beat Mexico 2-0:In a game Argentina needed to win, they beat a stubborn Mexico team 2-0 on Saturday (26 November) in a Group C matchup of the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Lusail Stadium thanks to wonderful goals by Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez.
Even the simplest of situations can be revitalized by a flash of otherworldly genius at times. A game of football is the same way.
Throughout the first half and the game, Mexico restricted Argentina’s space and sapped all of its energy, making the team appear increasingly worn out and hopeless. a game that, at its lowest point, was as uninteresting as dishwater.
Messi was found outside the box in a central position after Angel Di Maria came in from the right. With a single touch, the maestro launched a low, venomous shot into the far right corner, past the diving Guillermo Ochoa, to give Argentina the lead.
Messi had no contacts inside Mexico enclose the main half. As frayed tempers flared, the Central Americans also took a tough tackling approach, and Albiceleste players retaliated vigorously.
In fact, the Mexicans did all of the early runnings. Their two strikers, Alexis Vega and Hirving Lozano appeared quick and sharp at the beginning.
With a low cross from the left that almost proved dangerous, Argentina managed to make a decent move in the final minute, but it was in vain.
Mexico made a vain attempt to restore parity after Messi scored in the 64th minute and the assembled Argentine fans found their voice.
Although they appeared as if they were launching a blunt attack like a rusted knife, their strategy was to recruit men as potential attackers.
Given that Argentina appears to lack verve in midfield from a creative standpoint, it is difficult to understand why Fernandez has not started any of the team’s games up to this point.
He was brought on during Argentina’s goal-scoring push in the second half of this game. He added a necessary dimension to their game and completed 81% of his passes. We have already waxed eloquently about the objective.
Neither team’s center forwards should have been proud of this performance. Two of them are here at number four.
The striker for Inter has yet to live up to the high expectations that surround him during this World Cup. Even though Argentina started with a 4-4-2 formation, Messi is not your typical striker. He drops deep, drift wide, and plays in a free role that is only Messi’s.
Martinez must assume the role of center forward in this scenario. But in this game, he failed to do so. Martinez only made one attempt and was forced out of the game by the resolute Mexico defense. Scaloni replaced him in the 63rd minute.
Lozano, on the other hand, started out strong but lost steam as the game progressed. The talented Napoli player was clearly stronger as a winger, but he also posed as much of a threat up front as a toothless tiger. Even though Mexico was down by a goal, their attack seemed unusually sloppy.
The Brighton midfielder was a genuinely necessary expansion to the midfield despite the fact that he was required off in the 69th moment. In midfield, he kept things moving and neat with his efficient passing. completed 34 of 38 passes.
One could include all attacking midfielders and forwards under two in this category, but Jimenez is chosen because he was brought on at a crucial point in the game when Mexico was trying to shift gears and find an equalizer.
The phenomenal striker has been plagued by injuries, but he is still a member of a World Cup team that was counting on him.
However, the genuine Jimenez did not appear tonight and was effectively stopped by the Argentine backline. He made 64% of his passes, touched the ball 16 times, and made no shots on goal.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi is the number one hit. Yes, the time has come for the man to appear, but the legend’s performance here wasn’t exactly flawless.
However, Messi demonstrated that he has the mental toughness to overcome obstacles at the right time.
He demonstrated it with a stunning goal against Nigeria in a crucial match at the 2018 World Cup. He demonstrated it once more tonight with a goal that was truly exceptional.
Messi turned things around with a wonder goal in a way that only Messi could with a wonder goal after cutting a frustrated and even invisible figure in the first half on the face of some robust marking. Oh, and he also contributed to Fernandez’s goal.
It would appear that pulling this mediocre Argentina team as far as it can go in his last Cup is once more Leo’s Sisyphean task.
However, they can still envision the ultimate with him present.
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