An early aim from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-zero victory over Mexico in a lukewarm pleasant in Mendoza on Tuesday.
With two minutes gone Icardi, the Inter Milan striker controversially omitted of Argentina’s World Cup squad, beat two Mexican defenders on his proper foot earlier than transferring the ball to his left and whipping it previous the keeper.
Dybala doubled the lead three minutes from time when he completed off a sweeping counter-assault fantastically arrange by Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego.
Mexico had extra of the possession, however Argentina had been properly worthy of a victory that got here 4 days after their 2-zero win in Cordoba within the first match of the double-header.
One of the best likelihood for the guests fell to Jesus Gallardo halfway by means of the second half however his level-clean header was properly saved by substitute keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
The result takes interim coach Lionel Scaloni’s report for the reason that World Cup to 4 wins, one draw and one defeat. His workforce have conceded simply the one aim within the 1-zero loss to Brazil final month.
Mexico, in the meantime, fell to their fifth defeat in six video games since they tumbled out of the World Cup on the last-16 stage with a loss to Brazil.