Emotional Video of Argentina in Tears As Leo Messi Score Stunning Goal Against Mexico Surfaces Online

Emotional Video of Argentina in Tears As Leo Messi Score Stunning Goal Against Mexico Surfaces Online

  • Leo Messi's second goal of the 2022 World Cup tournament meant so much for a young Argentina fan
  • The young fan was moved to tears after Messi struck a ferocious effort from outside the box to open the score for Argentina against Mexico
  • Argentina had no option but to beat El Tri to rescue their World Cup aspirations after suffering an upset against Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi scored a stunning goal for Argentina in their second World Cup group game against Mexico.

Messi's Argentina were consigned to a shock defeat at the hands of minnows Saudi Arabia in their 2022 World Cup opener.

The result invariably ended Argentina's 36-game unbeaten run dating back to 2019, thus putting overwhelming pressure on La Albiceleste in their second group game against Mexico.

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A young Argentina fan was moved to tears after Lionel Messi scored against Mexico. Photo credit: @roadto2022en @sportbible
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Argentina had to win against El Tri at all costs to avoid an early exit, which will dent the greatest of all-time status of Lionel Messi, who revealed the 2022 World Cup will be his last at the global showpiece.

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The seven-time Ballon d'Or was not in the mood to bow out of the competition early as he broke the game's deadlock against Mexico four minutes after the hour mark.

This was Messi's second goal in the tournament thus far and eighth in total at the Mundial.

The value placed on Messi's goal was best expressed by an Argentine fan at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, who could not help but shed tears after witnessing the goal.

In a video shared on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, the young fan fought back tears and was even consoled by an adult fan, who appears to be his father, as they both celebrated the goal.

How did Messi score against Mexico?

Messi received a pass from Angel Di Maria before unleashing a ferocious shot from the edge of the box which zoomed straight into the bottom right corner.

Argentina seek redemption against Mexico

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Argentina face a battle to stay alive at the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi and his teammates preparing to take on Mexico in a match they cannot afford to lose.

In the early kick-off in Qatar, Australia beat Tunisia 1-0, recovering from a chastening opening defeat against defending champions France to keep their hopes alive.

Two-time world champions Argentina, who arrived in Qatar on a 36-match unbeaten run, are in a precarious position after a stunning 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Sports Brief News