Argentina v Mexico, 27 June 2010

Score3-1 to Argentina
RefereeRoberto Rossetti
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueSoccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance84,377
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (19:30 BST) Man of the Match: Carlos Tevez (Argentina) Assistant referees: Paolo Calcagno (Italy) Stefano Ayroldi (Italy) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Célestin Ntagungira (Rwanda) The match was overshadowed by a refereeing error that allowed Argentina's opening goal. Carlos Tevez headed the ball into the net from a Lionel Messi pass in the 25th minute, but replays showed there were no players between Tevez and the goal, rendering his goal clearly offside. Replays of the goal were shown in the stadium but the decision to award the goal was not overturned. Tevez said he knew that the goal was offside, but chose not to say anything. Argentina's second goal came from a defensive error from Ricardo Osorio as a poor pass out of defence was snatched by Gonzalo Higuaín to round the keeper and score. After half-time, Tevez scored his second goal of the match to give Argentina a three-goal lead, with a long range shot that found the top corner of the Mexican goal. Javier Hernández scored for Mexico in the 71st minute but it turned out to be no more than a consolation goal, as Argentina held on to win 3–1. Mexico's coach Javier Aguirre resigned after the match, accepting responsibility for not meeting the team's target of the quarter-finals. Tevez conceded that he was aware his first goal was offside at the time, although Aguirre deflected the blame for his side's loss away from the refereeing.

3  Argentina

Manager: Diego Maradona

1  Mexico

Manager: Javier Aguirre

Goals:

Carlos Tevez 26 G
Gonzalo Higuaín 32 G
Carlos Tevez 51 G

Goals:

Javier Hernández 71 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Nicolas Burdisso
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Angel Di Maria
Midfielder Javier Mascherano (captain)
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Carlos Tevez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oscar Perez
Defender Efrain Juarez
Defender Ricardo Osorio
Defender Carlos Salcido
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Andrés Guardado
Midfielder Gerardo Torrado
Midfielder/Forward Giovani dos Santos
Forward Adolfo Bautista

Substitutions:

Juan Sebastian Veron for Carlos Tevez 68
Jonas Gutierrez for Angel Di Maria 79
Javier Pastore for Maxi Rodriguez 86

Substitutions:

Pablo Barrera for Adolfo Bautista 46
Guillermo Franco for Andrés Guardado 61

Cards:

Cards:

Rafael Márquez 28 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mariano Andujar
Goalkeeper Diego Pozo
Defender Ariel Garce
Defender Walter Samuel
Defender/Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez
Midfielder Mario Bolatti
Midfielder Javier Pastore
Forward Sergio Agüero
Forward Diego Milito
Forward Martin Palermo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Luis Michel
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Israel Castro
Defender Jonny Magallon
Defender Héctor Moreno
Defender Jorge Torres
Midfielder Paul Aguilar
Forward Pablo Barrera
Forward Alberto Medina
Forward Carlos Vela