Date: 27 November 2022
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Lusail Stadium
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Argentina will face Mexico in a big-ticket Group C fixture at the Lusail Stadium. Mexico pulled off a 0-0 draw against Poland thanks to Guillermo Ochoa’s penalty save against Robert Lewandowski. Whereas Argentina suffered a historic 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia as Lionel Messi’s team couldn’t improve on their 1-0 lead allowing the Green Falcons to score twice and win.
No injuries for the Albiceleste ahead of their match.
No injuries for the La Trini before facing their South American opponents.
The Argentinian team suffered a humiliating defeat against the 51st-ranked Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The Albiceleste were ahead in the game after Lionel Messi converted a penalty. But after that goal, they conceded twice and lost the game. Messi was their best player while multiple defenders and midfielders had bad performances. But other than PSG star, Lautaro Martinez had a few chances in against Saudi Arabia.
Whereas Mexico also didn’t have a lot to offer against Poland and almost lost the game thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s missed penalty. La Trini’s defence and midfield held their own but the attacking force failed to make an impact against an equally struggling Polish side. Keeper Guillermo Ochoa was once again the team’s backbone and helped them salvage a point from the fixture.
Probable Starting XIs:
Argentina: Emiliano Martinez (GK); Nahuel Molina, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna; Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul; Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi (C), Angel Di Maria; Lautaro Martinez.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa (GK) (C); Jorge Sanchez, Cesar Montes, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera, Luis Chavez; Alexis Vega, Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano.
Head to Head:
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Emiliano Martinez
Defenders: Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Jorge Sanchez, Hector Moreno
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi, Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera
Strikers: Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez
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