Argentina were holding onto a 1-0 lead against Mexico in Group C courtesy of Lionel Messi’s tremendous strike but there was still some pressure on the South American side. Enzo Fernandez decided to create some breathing room for his team with a brilliant finish late in regulation to put Argentina up 2-0.
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This was an absolute stunner from Fernandez, who came on as a substitute for Argentina in this contest. He craftily curved the ball past Guillermo Ochoa after making a nice cut to put himself in position to take the shot. Argentina now have a 2-0 lead and should not be caught from here.
This victory will now set the team up well in the final match against Poland. Argentina can secure a spot in the knockout round with a win but they can still get in with a draw depending on tiebreakers. This was the match Argentina needed and Fernandez’s goal has likely secured it for them.