In a crucial FIFA World Cup match, Lionel Messi once again came to the team's aid.

Messi came to life for his squad when they needed to defeat Mexico in the World Cup.

The mercurial talent late in the game not only contributed an assist but also scored a goal.

Messi's low attempt from outside the box in the second half was strongly hit. Ochoa could not manage because of the heat.

He gave Enzo Fernandez a chance to score his first international goal late in the day.

Messi's 21st appearance in the FIFA World Cup tied the late Diego Maradona's record of 27.

In addition, Messi scored his eighth goal of the World Cup, tying him with Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo for the lead.

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