This was a deceptive scoreline because one might think that Argentina had their way with Mexico. But until they scored a goal from an offside position, Mexico had the run of the play. They had two terrific chances to score including hitting a crossbar. The worry was in clear evidence on the Argentinian sideline in the first 15-20 minutes of the match.
Then came the offside goal soon followed by another and although Mexico got one back, the match was never really in doubt in the second half.
Messi has been the best player in the World Cup so far, but he is going to have to step up his game game if Argentina has hopes of a semi-final berth. They got away with a poor start against Mexico and one thinks that such a start against the Germans will not go unpunished. Also, I doubt that there will be any more gift goals.
I hope Argentina wins, but I have serious doubts after today's games.
Well, at least Mexico got one goal here; they have that to be excited about, but this has to be a disappointing World Cup for Montezuma's country. Mexico has always been a strong soccer team and even though they were facing Argentina, a lot of people thought that they still had a legitimate shot at advancing here, but it was not to be.
Even though Argentina easily moved on, it was Carlos Tevez, not Lionel Messi, who helped them do it. Argentina is a strong team, but Messi really needs to step and be the best in the world if Argentina wants to win it all.
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