Lionel Messi helped keep Argentina's Reality Cup bid bursting at the seams with the principal objective in a 2-0 triumph over Mexico on Saturday.

Rout to untouchables Saudi Arabia in their initial Gathering C match in Qatar had left Argentina on the edge, realizing another misfortune would mean certain doom for their competition possibilities.

In any case, the Albiceleste just edged a disconnected and bad-tempered undertaking against their kindred Latin Americans at the Lusail arena in Doha.

Furthermore, who else yet the irregular Messi ought to be the legend, discharging home a low shot from 20 yards on 64 minutes, before Enzo Fernandez added a thunderclap second objective for Argentina a short ways from time.

"The main game expense us," said Messi. "We realize that we needed to win today, that a different universe Cup was beginning for ourselves and we knew how to make it happen.

"It was an intense game to get ourselves for on the grounds that Mexico play well.

"The played the main half with force yet the final part we loose and became ourselves once more."

Messi's objective implied he tied the late Diego Maradona on eight objectives and 21 appearances at the World Cup for Argentina.