Argentina v Mexico, 24 June 2006

Score2-1 to Argentina
RefereeMassimo Busacca
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueZentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance43,000
KICK-OFF: 8.00pm BST AFTER EXTRA TIME (1-1 at 90 minutes) Argentina's only previous meeting with Mexico in the World Cup finals came in the inaugural tournament in 1930. Argentina won 6-3 in Montevideo.

2  Argentina

Manager: Jose Pekerman

1  Mexico

Manager: Ricardo La Volpe

Goals:

Hernan Crespo 10 G
Maxi Rodriguez 98 G

Goals:

Rafael Márquez 6 G

Starting lineup:

Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Esteban Cambiasso
Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder Lionel Scaloni
Midfielder Juan Pablo Sorin (captain)
Forward Hernan Crespo
Forward Javier Saviola

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez
Defender Jose Castro
Defender Mario Mendez
Defender Ricardo Osorio
Defender Carlos Salcido
Defender/Centre back Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Andres Guardado
Midfielder Ramon Morales
Midfielder Pavel Pardo
Forward Jared Borguetti

Substitutions:

Carlos Tevez for Hernan Crespo 75
Pablo Aimar for Esteban Cambiasso 76
Lionel Messi for Javier Saviola 84

Substitutions:

Gerardo Torrado for Pavel Pardo 38
Gonzalo Pineda for Andres Guardado 67
Antonio Naelson for Ramon Morales 74

Cards:

Gabriel Heinze 45 Y
Juan Pablo Sorin 112 Y

Cards:

Rafael Márquez 70 Y
Jose Castro 82 Y
Gerardo Torrado 118 Y
Jose Francisco Fonseca 119 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Pablo Aimar
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Carlos Tevez

On the bench:

Midfielder Antonio Naelson
Midfielder Gonzalo Pineda
Midfielder Gerardo Torrado

Comments:

FIFA credited Argentina's second goal to Hernan Crespo though video analysis strongly suggests Jared Borgetti headed into his own net. Officially, that means the Chelsea striker has scored in each of his last four World Cup finals apperances. Jairzinho and Just Fontaine jointly hold the record for scoring in six consecutive World Cup finals games.

Comments:

Jose Antonio Castro's yellow card on 82 minutes was a case of mistaken identity by the referee. It should have been shown to Gerardo Torrado who would then have been sent-off when he was cautioned in the 118th minute.