Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero struck late in the game to salvage a draw for Argentina against mexico after Javier Hernandez and Herrera had put the Mexicans in front early in the game.
The Argentines were all over the place in the opening minutes of the game and the lack coordination in their play was uncharacteristic of an Argentina side. Argentina soon found themselves behind as Raul Jiminez was brought down by Otamendi in the box. The resulting penalty was taken by Javier Hernandez and unlike the match against club Brugge, Hernandez found the bottom corner from the spot to make it 1-0. Argentina took control of the game from that point. Argentina dominated until the second half but the Mexican defense held firm against Messi and co. in the 70th minute, Argentina fell further behind as Layun found Herrera with a cross and the Porto man finished smartly into the net. Argentina saved it late in the game as Aguero began the fight back in the 85th minute, knocking Lavezzi’s square pass into the net after some good build up play. Argentina then camped in and around the Mexico area until the 89th minute when Aguero found Messi un the box and the Barcelona man made no mistake to make it 2-2.
Mexico would be disappointed at their inability to hold on till the end of the game and Gerrardo Martino would be disappointed that Argentina could not run riot over Mexico