Mexico and Argentina drew 2-2 tonight in a thrilling international friendly game.
Former Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez gave Mexico the lead from the penalty spot after 19 minutes, before Hector Herrera doubled the advantage midway through the second half.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero pulled one back for Argentina with five minutes to go, before Messi got his side level with just seconds remaining. Aguero’s goal took him past Diego Maradona in Argentina’s list of all-time leading scorers, while Messi’s goal meant Aguero’s record of never having lost when he has scored for Argentina remains intact.
In truth, Mexico deserved the win; they dominated the game and were the better team for long periods. Veteran defender Rafa Marquez was exceptional throughout, while El Tri’s midfield worked tirelessly to stop Argentina from settling on the ball.
Despite scoring, Chicharito was one of Mexico’s least impressive performers. He missed a host of chances and showed why current United boss Louis van Gaal might have been right to offload him to Bayer Leverkusen in the transfer window.
Next up for Mexico is a Confederations Cup playoff game against the United States in October.