What a way to announce yourself to the world stage.
Up 1-0 over Mexico in the closing stages of their Group C showdown on Saturday, 21-year-old Argentine center midfielder Enzo Fernández closed the door shut with a beautiful curling strike in the 87th minute.
Lionel Messi, who scored the opener on a beauty of his own from outside the box, provided the assist with a pass to Fernández on the right corner of the penalty box, and some nifty footwork from the Benfica rising star gave him the confidence to curl it in.
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Fernández had come in off the bench in the 57th minute for Guido Rodriguez to give Argentina an extra boost going forward with his box-to-box abilities, and it proved to pay off for manager Lionel Scaloni.
Next for Argentina is a huge game against Poland on Wednesday, with a win for La Albiceleste putting them in potential position for first place in the group after shockingly losing their opener to Saudi Arabia.