Final by final. That is the motto for the Argentinian National Team all the way up to the end of the Qatar World Cup. After an unexpected and disappointing defeat to Saudi Arabia in their debut, Scaloni’s squad managed to bounce back against Mexico as soon as they provided Messi with a tiny.
Messi, who was the entire game surrounded by Mexicans defenders, made the most out of the only play in the meet where he had the chance to send a perfect accurate shot that was unstoppable for keeper Guillermo Ochoa.
That is the greatness of Leo, someone who is able to lift with all the responsibility of an entire country such Argentina. We all know that is very unlikely for him to play another World Cup in his professional career, which makes his goal against Mexico to be crucial.
In fact, any other scenario but a win against Mexico last Saturday would have put Argentina on verge of a disaster. However, they still need to get the three points against their next opponent, Poland, in order to secure their presence in the round of 16, we will see if as the leaders of their group or in the second spot.
Currently, group C couldn’t be tighter, as Poland now lead with four points, followed by three for Argentina and Saudi Arabia and one for Mexico. But everything is still to be decided, as anyone can either qualify or go home on Wednesday November 30th at 8 pm (Spanish time).
Right now they can all advance to the round of 16, but the reality is that Argentina will always have the advantage of counting with the best player in the world. And that must certainly make the difference most of the times.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: @Argentina.