Messi scores in vital Argentina win over Mexico

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Argentina

Squad number23Player nameMartínez

Squad number4Player nameMontiel

Squad number19Player nameOtamendi

Squad number25Player nameMartínez

Squad number8Player nameAcuña

Squad number11Player nameDi María

Squad number7Player nameDe Paul

Squad number18Player nameRodríguez

Squad number20Player nameMac Allister

Squad number10Player nameMessi

Squad number22Player nameMartínez

Squad number9Player nameÁlvarez

Squad number13Player nameRomero

Squad number14Player namePalacios

Squad number24Player nameFernández

Squad number26Player nameMolina

Mexico

Squad number13Player nameOchoa

Squad number26Player nameÁlvarez

Squad number2Player nameAraújo

Squad number3Player nameMontes

Squad number15Player nameMoreno

Squad number23Player nameGallardo

Squad number24Player nameChávez

Squad number16Player nameHerrera

Squad number18Player nameGuardado

Squad number22Player nameLozano

Squad number10Player nameVega

Squad number9Player nameJiménez

Squad number14Player nameGutiérrez

Squad number21Player nameAntuna

Squad number25Player nameAlvarado

Line-ups

Argentina

Formation 4-4-2

23Martínez4MontielBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMolinaat 63'minutes19Otamendi25Martínez8Acuña11Di MaríaSubstituted forRomeroat 69'minutes7De Paul18RodríguezSubstituted forFernándezat 57'minutes20Mac AllisterSubstituted forPalaciosat 69'minutes10Messi22MartínezSubstituted forÁlvarezat 63'minutes

Substitutes

1Armani2Foyth3Tagliafico5Paredes6Pezzella9Álvarez12Rulli13Romero14Palacios15Correa16Almada17Gómez Villaverde21Dybala24Fernández26Molina

Mexico

Formation 5-3-2

13Ochoa26ÁlvarezSubstituted forJiménezat 66'minutes2AraújoBooked at 22mins3Montes15Moreno23Gallardo24Chávez16HerreraBooked at 66mins18GuardadoSubstituted forGutiérrezat 42'minutesBooked at 50mins22LozanoSubstituted forAlvaradoat 73'minutesBooked at 89mins10VegaSubstituted forAntunaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

1Talavera4Álvarez5Vásquez6Arteaga7Romo8Rodríguez9Jiménez11Funes Mori12Cota14Gutiérrez17Pineda19Sánchez20Martín21Antuna25Alvarado

Referee:Daniele Orsato

Attendance:88,966

Live Text

Match ends, Argentina 2, Mexico 0.

Second Half ends, Argentina 2, Mexico 0.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jesús Gallardo (Mexico).

Foul by Lionel Messi (Argentina).

Héctor Moreno (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina).

Luis Chávez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Héctor Moreno (Mexico).

Roberto Alvarado (Mexico) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Alvarado (Mexico).

Foul by Enzo Fernández (Argentina).

Luis Chávez (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal! Argentina 2, Mexico 0. Enzo Fernández (Argentina) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a corner.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Néstor Araújo.

Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

Foul by Exequiel Palacios (Argentina).

Uriel Antuna (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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