Lionel Messi caps Argentina comeback against Mexico in Texas

Written By Tom Webber
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Mexico surrendered a two-goal lead on two late Argentina goals to secure a 2-2 draw in an international friendly played in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday.

The equalizer, scored by Lionel Messi in the 89th minute, followed a goal by Sergio Aguero four minutes earlier.

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After using Messi from the bench in the 7-0 thumping of Bolivia on Friday, Argentina deployed its talisman from the start in front of a packed house at AT&T Stadium. However, it was Mexico's Javier Hernandez who was the first to get people on their feet as he converted a cool first-half penalty kick to pull ahead.

Mexico goalkeeper Moises Munoz was in fine form for much of the game, denying FIFA's top-ranked Argentines time and again before Hector Herrera upped the lead to 2-0 in the 70th minute.

But an 85th-minute blunder by Munoz allowed Aguero to tap home what looked like a consolation goal. Then Messi popped up with a brilliant finish moments later to secure the draw.

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