Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 at the Lusail Stadium on Saturday, thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez. Argentina’s World Cup campaign has begun with this victory.
The game was 0-0 at halftime, with neither team showing much composure. Argentina was knocked out 2-1 Saudi Arabia in their first game, and they knew that victory was important to keep the campaign alive.
Despite the pressure, the start’s did not meet Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni’s expectations, as the team struggled to deal with Mexico’s high press. Messi was repeatedly denied time and space to operate.
Argentina, on the other hand, converted chances after goals from Messi and Fernandez in the second half. Argentina is now in second place with three points, one point behind leaders Poland.
Messi’s team will face Poland in their final group match. Saudi Arabia is third in Group C, tied on points with Argentina but with a lower goal difference. Scaloni has urged his team to remain calm and focused on the upcoming game.
When asked about the viral video of his assistant Pablo Aimar, who was on the verge of tears during the game, Scaloni said there is a need for perspective.
He stated: “It’s just a football game, so use your common sense. My brother texted me that he was crying, and that couldn’t be right. It’s as if it’s more than just a football game. He continued: “That is not my opinion. The players must understand that this is a football game.
Otherwise, it will be the same in every match. It’s difficult to convince people that the sun will rise tomorrow, win or lose. What matters is how you go about your business.