Results from the World Cup: Argentina and Messi’s 2-0 victory over Mexico helped them stay alive.

And with that, Argentina is back on track for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

The Albiceleste defeated Mexico 2-0 thanks to two spectacular goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez, giving them a chance to leave Group C and advance to the Round of 16. El Tri’s hopes were severely dashed, and the Mexicans will finish last in the group going into the final day.

Argentina’s World Cup hopes were on the verge of failing after a shocking loss to Saudi Arabia, but Messi’s goal in the 64th minute gave his team the breakthrough they so desperately needed against a strongly competing Mexico team.

Benfica playmaker Fernandez curled the ball into the top-right corner to secure the victory as Mexico attempted everything they possibly could to get a late equalizTo have a chance of moving on, Mexico must defeat Saudi Arabia in the group finale, most likely by a score of several goals. Before the final day, these are the scenarios for these two teams:er. Argentina benefited from the strike in terms of goal differential as well.

Argentina:

If they defeat Poland, they’ll advance. If Saudi Arabia does not defeat Argentina by more goals than they do, they will advance as group winners.
Mexico would advance as group runners-up if they defeated Saudi Arabia by two goals or less and drew with Poland. The most goals scored tiebreaker would be used if Mexico won by three goals.
Argentina is eliminated from the World Cup after a defeat to Poland.

Argentina:

If they defeat Poland, they’ll advance. If Saudi Arabia does not defeat Argentina by more goals than they do, they will advance as group champions.
Mexico would advance as group runners-up if they defeated Saudi Arabia by two goals or less and drew with Poland. The most goals scored tiebreaker would be used if Mexico won by three goals.
Argentina is eliminated from the World Cup after a defeat to Poland.

Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
Poland 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 +2
Argentina 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
Saudi Arabia 3. 2 1 1 0 2 3 -1
4. Mexico 0 1 1 0 2 -2
Mexico vs. Argentina final score 1H 2H
Final
Argentina 0 2 2 \sMexico 0 0 0
Enzo Fernandez and Lionel Messi both scored goals for Argentina (87th min)

Lineups:

E. Martinez (goalkeeper) — 4. Montiel, 23. Argentina (4-3-3, right to left) Li Martinez, Otamendi, 19. 7. De Paul, 8. Acuna (Molina, 63′) 20. Mac Allister (E. Palacios, 69′), 18. G. Rodriguez (24. Fernandez, 57′), — 10. Messi, 22. La. Martinez (Alvarez, 63′), 11. Di Maria (C. Romero, 69′),

Mexico (5-3-2, right to left): 1. Araujo, 2. Montes, 3. Montes, 13. Ochoa (GK), 26. Alvarez (Antuna 65′). The Moreno, Chavez, 23. Gallardo, and 24. 22. Lozano (Alvarado 73′), 10. Vega (Jimenez 65′), 16. Herrera, 18. Guardado (14. Gutierrez, 41′),

 

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