Argentina defeated Poland courtesy two second-half targets from Julian Alvarez and Alexis Mac Allister to seal its spot within the Spherical of 16 on Wednesday on the Stadium 974.
The limelight within the first half was stolen by a controversial penalty determination in favour of Argentina. Messi stepped as much as take the penalty however Wojciech Szczęsny saved.
However Mac Allister saved the blushes for Messi when he scored the opening objective within the forty sixth minute, changing a Nihuel Molina cross from the precise flank.
Alvarez added a second within the 67th minute to double the lead for La Albiceleste and guarantee they transfer to the knockouts as group toppers.
Argentina will now face Australia within the Spherical of 16 on December 3.
Poland succeeded in scraping by way of to the final 16 regardless of the loss as Mexico did not overtake it when it comes to objective distinction.
Mexico led 2-0 until the stoppage time and was preventing for a 3rd objective which might have despatched the North American facet to the knockouts. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia scored to quash the Mexican hopes.