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Argentina 3 - 1 Mexico

mexico goalkeeper oscar perez (back, r) concedes a goal by argentina striker carlos tevez (unseen) in johannesburg.

Two-time champion Argentina has booked a World Cup quarter-final match with Germany after beating Mexico 3-1 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

Carlos Tevez scored twice, though television replays suggest he headed his 26th minute opener from a clear offside position after Lionel Messi chipped over Mexico keeper Oscar Perez.

Despite vociferous Mexican protests Italian referee Roberto Rosetti allowed the 26th-minute goal to remain on the score sheet.

Higuain then netted his fourth goal of the tournament for Maradona’s side in the 33rd minute after Mexican defender Ricardo Osorio miscued his pass straight to the striker. Higuain's goal put him top of the goal-scoring list.

A few minutes into the second half, Tevez finished any hopes for Mexico with a stunning hammer blast in the 52nd minute of the match.

Javier Hernandez pulled one back for Mexico with a 71st-minute consolation goal after a neat turn and powerful strike inside the area.

Argentina will meet Germany in the quarter-finals on Saturday in Cape Town.

Argentina, captained by its current coach Diego Maradona, beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup but finished runner-up to the same team four years later.

Argentina (ARG)

Line-Up: Martin Demichelis, Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze, Angel Di Maria (Jonas Gutierrez 79'), Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez (Juan Veron 69'), Javier Mascherano, Nicolas Otamendi, Maxi Rodriguez (Javier Pastore 87'), Sergio Romero

Substitutes Not Used: Diego Pozo, Clemente Rodriguez, Mario Bolatti, Ariel Garce, Walter Samuel, Kun Aguero, Martin Palermo, Diego Milito, Mariano Andujar

Manager: Diego Maradona

Goals: Carlos Tevez 26', 52', Gonzalo Higuain 33'

Mexico (MEX)

Line-Up: Oscar Perez, Maza Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marquez, Ricardo Osorio, Gerardo Torrado, Javier Hernandez, Efrain Juarez, Giovani Dos Santos, Andres Guardado (Guillermo Franco 61'), Adolfo Bautista (Pablo Barrera 46')

Substitutes Not Used: Israel Castro, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Carlos Vela, Paul Nicolas Aguilar, Francisco Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Moreno, Jonny Magallon, Jorge Torres, Alberto Medina, Luis Ernesto Michel

Manager: Javier Aguirre Onaindia

Goals: Javier Hernandez 71'

Booked: Rafael Marquez 28'

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Venue: Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg

Match Facts:

Shots on target: 7 (ARG) - 6 (MEX)

Shots off target: 2 (ARG) - 10 (MEX)

Ball possession (%): 51 (ARG) - 49 (MEX)

Corner kicks: 2 (ARG) - 5 (MEX)

Offside: 1 (ARG) - 2 (MEX)

Fouls committed: 10 (ARG) - 25 (MEX)

Yellow cards: 0 (ARG) - 1 (MEX)

Red cards: 0 (ARG) - 0 (MEX)

Source: presstv.ir

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