Messi’s message to Argentinian fans. On Saturday, November 26, following Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, captain Lionel Messi posted a statement. On November 22, La Albiceleste’s tournament debut against Saudi Arabia ended in an unexpected 1-2 loss. Yesterday’s match against the other South American team was a loss, which would have resulted in Qatar showdown elimination after just two games.
Argentina, on the other hand, persevered and remarkably defeated Mexico. Messi highlighted the significance of the victory in a post on Instagram. He added that their matchup with Poland on November 30 is expected to be a virtual championship. We had to win today, and we could, he wrote. We must continue to fight as a team because another final is on Wednesday. Come on Argentina!
Argentina’s match with Mexico got off to a slow start as Lionel Scaloni’s team struggled to handle the Mexicans’ pressure and ferocity. Before Messi’s burst of brilliance in the second half, it appeared that La Albiceleste would suffer another defeat. In the 62nd minute, the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player received the ball and fired a beautiful shot past Guillermo Ochoa. Then, in the 87th minute, Enzo Fernandez added another fantastic goal to give Argentina the victory.
On Argentina’s victory over Mexico in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner discussed how difficult it was for Argentina between the loss to Saudi Arabia and the game against Mexico after the victory over Mexico.
Given the unexpected defeat in the first game, he said, “It was unsettling.” It seemed as though the days were exceedingly lengthy. We were anxious for the chance to make things better. He continued, “We knew it was a crucial game. If we lost, we were eliminated, and if we won, we would have another opportunity. Fortunately, we were able to win, which was a relief and a source of satisfaction. Now that everything is back in our control, we can rest easy.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez also reacted to the win, saying that despite the difficult setback in the World Cup opening, they remained confident. We knew that if we lost, we would be eliminated. They gave us a challenging game, but having Messi at No. 10 always makes things simpler. Even though we had never had self-doubt, these were challenging for us. But we proved today that we’re capable of more.
Messi has now tied icon Diego Maradona and his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo with eight goals in FIFA World Cup history. On Wednesday, November 30, Argentina and Poland will square off at Stadium 974 in their last Group C match.
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