Lionel Messi scored and provided an assist as Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.
The Albiceleste had been held to a goalless draw in the first half of the game played at the Lusail Stadium.
The 35-year-old broke the deadlock in the 64th minute, curling a stunning strike past Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa, from an Angel Di Maria assist.
Messi turned provider three minutes from regulation time, setting up substitute Enzo Jeremias Fernandez, who dribbled past a Mexican defender before shooting into the top-right corner of the net.
The victory was sweet relief for Lionel Scaloni’s team, who fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in the opening Group C match on Tuesday, November 22.
The Saudis however lost their second game against Poland 2-0 earlier in the day, courtesy of Piotr Zieliński and Robert Lewandowski.
Poland currently lead the group with four points after 2 games, followed by Argentina with 3 points from two games.
Saudi Arabia, who also have 3 points, are third due to inferior goals.
Mexico are rooted to the bottom of the group on just 1 point.