Argentina beat Mexico in a group stage match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022. One of the greatest soccer players, Lionel Messi, stepped up to the plate and handed Argentina the win against Mexico. Although all the Argentine fans are buzzing after their win, one person who is not very happy is Canelo Alvarez.
As boxing fans already know, Canelo Alvarez is perhaps the biggest Mexican superstar in the sport. Alvarez is the only fighter in boxing history to become the unified super middleweight champ. Canelo has a boxing record of 58-2-2.
His love for his country is well-known and he was fully behind the national soccer team to beat Argentina. Canelo previously stated that he thought Mexico would reach all the way to the finals!
VAMOS MEXICOOOOO🇲🇽🇲🇽— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 26, 2022
Coming into the match, Mexico had a lot of momentum behind them. They drew their first game with Poland and secured a big point. Argentina, on the other hand, suffered a shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia. It was a huge setback and the Lionel Messi-led team needed to win the match.
While the first half was not particularly good in terms of action, Messi brought the match to life as he scored a magnificent goal in the 64th minute. However, a 1-0 score was not safe enough as it left room for Mexico to make a comeback. Enzo Fernandez finally finished off the match with another stunning strike in the 87th minute. Needless to say, Canelo Alvarez was not happy.
🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 26, 2022
Fans react to the amazing goal from Lionel Messi against Mexico
After Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia, fans were quick to criticize Lionel Messi. Although he scored the only goal for the team, Argentina ended up losing to the underdogs. Messi is a talisman and is known for having the ability to carry his team single-handedly. Argentina, as a team, relies heavily on Messi to run the game. So, whenever Messi has an off day, the team also suffers.
However, Messi is playing his last World Cup, and a defeat against Argentina would have ensured their exit from the tournament. The match was playing out exactly the way Mexican fans would have hoped for. They restricted the Argentines from creating big chances and getting past their defensive line. But, they needed a moment of magic from their starman.
Messi, perhaps out of desperation, kicked the ball toward the goal. But luck only favors the brave and the ball went inside the net. And, it broke the internet as fans could not hold back their excitement.
Fans react to Messi’s stunning goal
Messi is the greatest football player of all time.— adin (@adinross) November 26, 2022
Lionel Messi….Oooooooo that’s what they came for….The Magic man….One more Messi moment and Argentina are alive.— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) November 27, 2022
Leo Messi literally deserves this victory. He really steps in, when Argentina needed at the moment 💙. That’s a GOAT for a reason 😊🔥. pic.twitter.com/BFYFLF16nC— The Meek (@its_Lekakeny) November 27, 2022
Messi saved team Argentina 🇦🇷— dzy’🐺| Fan (@imsmileagain) November 27, 2022
He is the GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/nvTGqTCL4j
This angle of Messi’s goal shows you how ridiculous it was— PK (@pk_d_alien) November 27, 2022
Although his country lost, Canelo Alvarez showed his sportsmanship and congratulated the Argentine national team on their great win.
Mis respetos para argentina🙌🏻— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 26, 2022
Mexicano hasta los huesos 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
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