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World CupWorld Cup Match UpdatesNext game for Messi, is it against Mexico?

Next game for Messi, is it against Mexico?

In Argentina’s second group stage match against Mexico at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi is anticipated to start. The two-time world champions are in desperate need of a victory after falling to Saudi Arabia in their opening match, shockingly losing 2-1. Against Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi scored the game’s opening goal from the penalty spot in the first half. However, the Asian team scored twice in the second half to defeat the Copa America champions and earn a renowned victory. Argentina’s 36-match winning streak in all competitions was also broken by this.

On the contrary, Messi is “physically and emotionally” prepared, according to Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni, to face Mexico in the FIFA World Cup. Scaloni was quoted as saying, He’s feeling well but more than ever we need everyone, prior to their game against Mexico. We have no concerns about Messi’s physical condition, and he is in good spirits mentally, so there are no issues there either. When Argentina plays Mexico on Saturday, Lionel Messi will start. He underwent some kinesiology treatment for pain in his soleus that he had even prior to the game against Saudi Arabia. Once more, Lionel Messi is anticipated to direct Argentina’s offensive effort.

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker might form a front three with Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and the other player. There are more offensive alternatives available to Lionel Scaloni. If necessary, the manager of Argentina might possibly use players like Paulo Dybala or Julian Alvarez, a young player for Manchester City. Mexico, on the other hand, drew 0-0 with Poland to begin their World Cup campaign. The game’s high point was Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico stopping a penalty shot from Robert Lewandowski.

Messi has four victories, one tie, three goals, and two assists in five matches versus Mexico. In his great career, Lionel Messi will take on Mexico three times at the FIFA World Cup. The PSG forward has previously faced Mexico twice, once during the 2006 World Cup in Germany and once more in South Africa four years later. Argentina and Messi defeated Mexico in both contests. In the 2006 World Cup Round of 16, when Argentina defeated Mexico 2-1, the former FC Barcelona forward came on as a replacement.

When the 2010 FIFA World Cup reached the Round of 16, Lionel Messi once again faced off against Mexico. On that occasion, Argentina won 3-1, with Messi contributing an assist. Argentina’s all-time leading scorer is Messi. The seven-time Ballon d’Or victor has 92 goals in 166 appearances for the Albiceleste in all competitions.

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Salman Shaikh
Salman Shaikhhttps://goalmaestro.com/
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