WATCH: Messi emotional after firing Argentina into lead against Mexico with vital World Cup goal

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  • Messi scored from outside the box
  • Sent ball rolling past Mexico goalkeeper
  • Must-win for Argentina after Saudi Arabia loss

WHAT HAPPENED? The Argentina hero sent a low shot from outside the box past Guillermo Ochoa to give the Albiceleste the advantage in their second game of the tournament.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Argentina were in dire need of three points heading into the clash after going down 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their opening match.

WHAT NEXT FOR ARGENTINA? Messi and his team-mates will look to secure their place in the second round of the tournament by getting a positive result against Poland on November 30.

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Where should Lionel Messi play next season?

  • 7%PSG
  • 57%Barcelona
  • 8%Inter Miami
  • 19%Saudi Arabia
  • 10%Other
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