• Lionel Messi 64'
  • Enzo Fernández 87'
2
Group Stage
Finished
ARG
MEX
KO
  • Araujo lunges into a tackle with his foot raised, catching Acuna on the ankle. It’s a yellow card for the defender - the first of the match.
    Mexico
    Yellow card
    MEX - Néstor Araújo
    22'
  • Guardado - who missed Mexico's first match due to a knock - is replaced with three minutes left in the half. Gutierrez comes on in his stead.
    Mexico
    Mexico
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out18 - Andrés Guardado
    Substitution - In14 - Érick Gutiérrez
    42'
  • Montiel leaves his foot in cynically and takes Gutierrez down. The full-back is shown a yellow card as Mexico are given a free-kick late in the half.
    Argentina
    Yellow card
    ARG - Gonzalo Montiel
    43'
HT
  • Gutierrez is shown a yellow card for a clumsy tackle on Messi 20 yards from goal - giving Argentina a real chance to test Ochoa.
    Mexico
    Yellow card
    MEX - Érick Gutiérrez
    50'
  • Guido Rodriguez makes way for Fernandez three minutes before the hour.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out18 - Guido Rodríguez
    Substitution - In24 - Enzo Fernández
    57'
  • Molina comes in for Montiel  with Scaloni changing right-backs.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - Lautaro Martínez
    Substitution - In9 - Julián Álvarez
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out4 - Gonzalo Montiel
    Substitution - In26 - Nahuel Molina
    63'
  • WHO ELSE BUT MESSI?! 1-0 ARGENTINA! Just when his side need it most, Messi pops up with a bit of magic, finding the bottom corner from 25 yards out with a crowd of bodies in the way!
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Lionel Messi
    64'
  • Herrera is shown a yellow card for tugging back Acuna in midfield.
    Mexico
    Yellow card
    MEX - Héctor Herrera
    Mexico
    Mexico
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Alexis Vega
    Substitution - In21 - Uriel Antuna
    66'
  • Wolves' Jimenez comes on for Kevin Alvarez to provide an additional attacking threat.
    Mexico
    Mexico
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out26 - Kevin Álvarez
    Substitution - In9 - Raúl Jiménez
    66'
  • A defensive swap for Scaloni sees Romero on for Di Maria.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Alexis Mac Allister
    Substitution - In14 - Exequiel Palacios
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Ángel Di María
    Substitution - In13 - Cristian Romero
    69'
  • Lozano's match comes to an end, brought off for Alvarado as we approach the final quarter-hour.
    Mexico
    Mexico
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - Hirving Lozano
    Substitution - In25 - Roberto Alvarado
    73'
  • WHAT A GOAL! 2-0 ARGENTINA! It’s a sublime strike from Fernandez, who receives a pass from Messi following a short-corner routine and executes a couple of stepovers ahead of Gutierrez before dispatching a curling effort into the top corner!
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Enzo Fernández
    87'
  • A cynical challenge on Otamendi from Alvarado earns the Mexico substitute a yellow card.
    Mexico
    Yellow card
    MEX - Roberto Alvarado
    89'
FT
Argentina
Match stats
Mexico
59%
Possession
41%
5
Shots
4
2
Shots (On goal)
1
4
Corners
2
1
Saves
0
15
Fouls
19

Line-ups

23
Emiliano Martínez
4
Gonzalo Montiel
8
Marcos Acuña
7
Rodrigo De Paul
19
Nicolás Otamendi
25
Lisandro Martínez
11
Ángel Di María
18
Guido Rodríguez
22
Lautaro Martínez
10
Lionel Messi
20
Alexis Mac Allister
Argentina
4-4-2
13
Guillermo Ochoa
26
Kevin Álvarez
23
Jesús Gallardo
15
Héctor Moreno
3
César Montes
2
Néstor Araújo
24
Luis Chávez
16
Héctor Herrera
10
Alexis Vega
22
Hirving Lozano
18
Andrés Guardado
Mexico
5-3-2

Team stats

Argentina

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
001
ForwardsGGASFCFW
64'
11235
63'
00100
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00003
69'
01001
Alexis Mac Allister
69'
00011
57'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
00012
00032
Lisandro Martínez
00021
63'
00021
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Enzo Fernández
57'(Guido Rodríguez)
87'
10111
63'(Gonzalo Montiel)
00100
Julián Álvarez
63'(Lautaro Martínez)
00010
Cristian Romero
69'(Ángel Di María)
00000
69'(Alexis Mac Allister)
00011
Juan Foyth
00000
Thiago Almada
00000
00000
Nicolás Tagliafico
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Mexico

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
020
ForwardsGGASFCFW
73'
00023
66'
00221
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
Luis Chávez
00023
00040
42'
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
00020
00011
César Montes
00100
00020
Kevin Álvarez
66'
00001
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
42'(Andrés Guardado)
00023
66'(Kevin Álvarez)
00000
Uriel Antuna
66'(Alexis Vega)
00001
Roberto Alvarado
73'(Hirving Lozano)
00010
Carlos Rodríguez
00000
Luis Romo
00000
00000
00000
Jorge Sánchez
00000
00000
00000
Johan Vásquez
00000
Gerardo Arteaga
00000
000--
000--