Enzo Fernandez Sets Record After Scoring Outrageous World Cup Goal for Argentina Against Mexico

Enzo Fernandez Sets Record After Scoring Outrageous World Cup Goal for Argentina Against Mexico

  • Enzo Fernandez has become the youngest player to score for Argentina at a World Cup since Lionel Messi in 2006
  • The midfielder scored Argentina's second goal in their impressive 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday
  • The victory revives Argentina's World Cup hopes, picking their first win of the 2022 World Cup

Enzo Fernandez was on target for the first in a World Cup match as Argentina cruised to a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Saturday.

The Benfica midfielder curled the ball into the top right corner past Guillermo Ochoa after receiving the ball from Lionel Messi after a short corner.

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Enzo Fernandez is the youngest player to score for Argentina at a World Cup since Lionel Messi in 2006. Photo by Matt Roberts/Dean Mouhtaropoulos
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At 21, Fernandez has now become the youngest player to score for Argentina at a World Cup since Messi in 2006, ESPN reports.

The Argentina captain netted his debut World Cup goal in their 6-0 thrashing of Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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The 35-year-old scored in the 88th minute after he came on as a second-half substitute.

The Argentine genius was only 18 years, 357 days old when he scored past Serbian goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevrić on what was his World Cup debut.

How can Argentina qualify from Group C

La Albiceleste are now second in Group C on three points, one point behind next opponents Poland, who defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the earlier kick-off.

Argentina will take on Robert Lewandowski's side on Wednesday at Stadium 974 in what could be a make-or-break game for each country. A victory will seal round of 16 qualification for Messi and his teammates.

Messi equals Maradona record

Sports Brief earlier reported that Lionel Messi further embellished his status as perhaps the greatest footballer to have ever graced the sport with an excellent performance for Argentina.

Messi scored and provided an assist as Argentina returned to winning ways after stumbling to a shocking loss to Group C minnows Saudi Arabia in their opening game.

The victory revives Argentina's World Cup hopes, picking their first win of the 2022 World Cup with a two-nil victory against Mexico.

Source: SportsBrief.com