Lionel Messi struck in the final minute of regulation time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Argentina in a friendly match against Mexico in Dallas.
The Albiceleste captain received Sergio Agueroa s delightful 25 yard lob on his chest before volleying it in the net beneath the legs of Mexican keeper Moises Munoz. This came four minutes after Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero had halved the deficit after superb work by Ezequiel Lavezzi on the left flank.
Earlier, Javier Hernandez had given Mexico the lead in the 19th minute from the penalty spot after fellow striker Israel Jimenez was fouled by Nicolas Otamendi in the box. Hector Herrera doubled El Tria s lead in the 70th minute after his shot deflected in off Argentina goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman.
Playing in front of an 80,000-plus largely partisan crowd, world no. 1 Argentina struggled to really get going against a determined Mexican side on the artificial surface of Dallasa AT&T Stadium. It was Aguero who inspired Argentinaa s comeback in the 2nd half after coming off the bench to score one and assist another. But as is to be expected, the Twitter-sphere went completely gaga over Messia s superb late equalizer for the Argentinians.
Here are some of the best tweets from the match.
a SelecciA?n Argentina (@Argentina) September 9, 2015
Mexicans that are Messi fans right now pic.twitter.com/FcGYj9crv2
a a Lamento Bolivianoa? (@MexicAnarchist) September 9, 2015
Kun AgA?ero & Lionel Messi saves the day but from what I’m gathering it was a dreadful performance.
a Sivan Johna (@SivanJohn) September 9, 2015
Sergio Aguero has now scored in 27 different matches for Argentina. When he has scored, Argentina has never lost a match. #MCFC
a Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) September 9, 2015
2 – Sergio Aguero has assisted the last two Leo Messi goals. Friend
a OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 9, 2015
Messi 3 goals in 2 games for Argentina in the international break! BEAST pic.twitter.com/dsAykZOG8C
a infosmessi (@infosmessi) September 9, 2015
Interesting playing surface for Mexico v Argentina last night… https://t.co/knpZzlrosi
a Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 9, 2015
In case you’re wondering why Argentina is trending, it’s on account of a soccer game (we’re not bombing it).
a U.S. Dept. of Fear (@FearDept) September 9, 2015
Number one team in the World for a reason…#Argentina
a FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) September 9, 2015
AgA?ero’s goal of course took him past Diego Maradona. So AgA?ero is now the top scorer for Argentina among people related to his own son.
a Sam Kelly (@HEGS_com) September 9, 2015
Pure centre forward goal from Messi. Nothing false about that 9
a Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham) September 9, 2015
I feel like Messi was just like “ok enough of this, let’s score…NOW.”
a Yael Averbuch (@Yael_Averbuch) September 9, 2015
wishing my boyfriend would talk about me the way he talks about Messi
a silvi (@anivlis_xx) September 9, 2015
When Messi scores but you remember it’s against your country pic.twitter.com/iC8RSUAFwL
a Edgar (@BucketBoyEdgar) . September 9, 2015