Argentina leads 3-0 over Mexico after 60 minutes of second-round match at World CupBy AP
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Argentina leads 3-0 over Mexico after 60 minutes
JOHANNESBURG — Carlos Tevez’s second goal of the game has given Argentina a 3-0 lead over Mexico 60 minutes into their second-round World Cup match.
Tevez’s superb strike from 25 yards curled inside the right post in the 52nd minute to put Argentina on the verge of the quarterfinals.
Tevez had made it 1-0 in the 26th, heading into an empty net from close range after Lionel Messi had chipped the ball toward goal. Gonzalo Higuain then capitalized on a blunder by Mexico defender Ricardo Osorio to double the lead in the 33rd with his fourth goal of the tournament.
Mexican players were furious over the first goal, after replays showed Tevez to be offside. Their protests spilled over into a scuffle behind their bench as the teams walked off at halftime.
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