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Argentina vs Mexico World Cup 2022: 5 Major Talking Points

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Guillermo Ochoa Masterclass?  Ochoa has continued the trend of hitting his best form for Mexico in the World Cup. The goalkeeper's penalty save against Lewandowski reaffirmed the same. With a total of 17 penalty saves throughout his career, Messi and co might find it difficult to put one past the Mexican  

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 An unbeaten record  While Mexico’s No.1 might be in top form, the team’s track record against Argentina is cause for concern. Despite meeting 35 times across multiple competitions, Argentina has remained unbeaten against Mexico since 2004.

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Argentina’s Midfield Conundrum  The South American team seems to be going through a crisis of sorts, with Papu Gomez being evidentially ineffective in their last outing (1 interception, 0 shots on target). Could this mean either Enzo Fernandes or Mac Allister might run the Argentinian midfield?  

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Argentina's Defensive WoesMarcos Acuna had a good game when he came on as a sub in the last game, with 100 per cent successful passes. Would this warrant a start over Tagliafico? Not to mention, after Romero’s questionable performance against Saudi Arabia, Lisandro Martinez might just make it to the starting XI.

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Mexico’s Toothless Attack  While Argentina might have to make some tough decisions when it comes to its defence, Mexico has its issues to deal with. The team is without a goal for the last three FIFA World Games. Could Raul Jimenez be the answer? 

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