Argentina entered the game with the only goal of winning at all cos
Anything less would harm their prospects of getting into the R-16 A
rgentina got off to a strong start, controlling possession early on.
When Messi had the ball at his feet, the stadium's amazing noise le
vel increased even more. Mexico appeared confident as it began to adjust to the game.
committing a number of fouls in order to end the Argetine play 16 f
ouls were committed in the 0-0 first half.
Argentina finds it difficult to develop any form of rhythm. Argenti
na started the half with a little more fervour,
But they still had trouble breaking the impasse. Mexico began to en
gage in counterattacking play.
They play aggressively, bursting onto Messi's second ball to break
Rifiling a 25-yard shot that stayed low and slid into the corner.
The Mexican gatekeeper was impassive. Messi once more delivered wit
h his second of the competition.
Pictures of Neymar's injury during Brazil's 2-0 victory over Serbia