Argentina played against Le Tricolor on 26 November knowing a win would matter after losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their FIFA World Cup opener.
Everyone was shocked by the poor performance of the Albis in the first half, and many people criticized Messi’s performance.
However, the Argentine icon sealed the victory with an incredible goal in the 64th minute.
An impressive young Enzo Fernandes scored Argentina’s second in the 87th minute, but it was another night for Lionel Messi to headline.
The win was crucial for Argentina as it propelled them to second place, one point behind group leaders Poland, who face Poland in their final group game on November 30.
Grealish, who was interviewed ahead of England’s clash with Wales on November 29, was one of those smitten by Messi.
He says talk about sports:
“Honestly, I watched all the games. We had screens everywhere and it was great to play games all day. I watched Messi, unbelievable. He just showed his quality in the second half, but Mbappe also Same thing.”
Lionel Messi reacts to Argentina’s win over Mexico
The pressure was mounting after Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia.
It became one of the biggest shocks in FIFA World Cup history and Lionel Scaloni’s side desperately needed to bounce back against Mexico.
After their victory over the North Americans, Messi spoke of his relief at winning as they are now back on track in Group C.
He said (via protector):
“Given the loss of the first game, we live in unease [against Saudi Arabia] It’s something we didn’t expect.
“The days feel long and we’re hungry for a chance to turn things around. We know this is a crucial game. Luckily we have options to win and it’s a weight on our shoulders, a reason to be happy and peaceful. Remember, because It’s up to us again.”
If Scaloni’s men beat Poland, they will qualify for the FIFA World Cup round of 16 Group C winners.
Lionel Messi will take on Barcelona frontman Robert Lewandowski at the 974 Stadium in what is now a mouth-watering match.
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