Lionel Messi’s Promise to Fans Reemerges After Making World Cup History vs Mexico

Lionel Messi’s Promise to Fans Reemerges After Making World Cup History vs Mexico

  • Lionel Messi reignited Argentina's World Cup hopes with a stunning performance on Saturday, November 26, against Mexico
  • Argentina were staring at an early exit from the competition after they suffered a 2-1 shock loss to Saudi Arabia in their Group C opener
  • At the time, Messi committed to fans 'to keep the faith' as he vowed that they would not let them down
  • The PSG ace kept the promise during their meeting with Mexico as he scored once and set up another as Argentina humbled Mexico 2-0

Lionel Messi's powerful message after Argentina's shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their World Cup Group C opener has re-emerged.

La Albilecest were condemned to a 2-1 surprise loss by the Middle East football minnows, with Messi scoring the consolation from the penalty spot.

Lionel Messi, Argentina, World Cup, Mexico, Lusail Stadium.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring Argentina's first goal during the second half of a World Cup Group C football match against Mexico at Lusail Stadium. Photo by Kyodo News.
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Speaking after the match, the Paris Saint-Germain star made a promise to fans, vowing not to let them down.

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"My message to the supporters is to have faith. We won't leave them stranded," he said via ESPN.

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And Messi fulfilled that when Argentina took on Mexico in their second Group C clash as he inspired his side to a 2-0 crucial win over Mexico on Saturday, November 26.

Having lost their group opener against Saudi Arabia, Argentina needed nothing short of a win against Mexico to avoid early elimination from the tournament.

The clash looked set to end in a barren draw after both sides failed to find the back of the net after more than an hour of intense action.

However, Messi produced a moment of magic shortly after the hour-mark to help keep Argentina's World Cup hopes alive.

The PSG ace fired home the opener in the 64th minute, drilling an unerring finish past Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa from Angel Di Maria's well-placed pass.

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The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner sprung into action again three minutes to time when he set up Enzo Fernandez for Argentina's second.

Messi's assist against Mexico made him the first footballer to assist in five World Cups.

Victory over Poland in Argentina's final group fixture will be more than enough to book them a spot in the competition's knockout round.

Aguero sends Messi lovely message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Sergio Aguero has penned a lovely message for Lionel Messi following Argentina's 2-0 crucial win over Mexico in the World Cup.

Messi was Argentina's match hero as he scored once and set up another to inspire his side to victory against the Mexicans.

The PSG star took to social media to celebrate the important win, with Aguero sparing some time to respond with a charming comment.