Tuesday night AT&T Stadium will host a high caliber international friendly. This must see affair features Mexico and Argentina in a 9:00 pm kick off. Argentina fell to Chile in a shootout during this summer’s Copa America Final while Mexico on the other hand fared better in the Gold Cup, defeating an upstart Jamaica to calm their 7th title.
According to TiqIQ.com tickets for this match are still available on the secondary market. Mexico vs. Argentina tickets can be purchased at an average of $103.99, with the average trending at 17% less than that of last week. Lower priced admission is also attainable as the get-in price starts at only $40.
Argentina enters this match with a squad of explosive players. Leading the charge is Lionel Messi. Alongside the 28-year-old captain are dangerous forwards Carlos Tevez and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Lavezzi found the net twice in their previously friendly as the current FIFA World ranked #1 nation outclassed Bolivia in a 7-0 win.
Mexico, despite winning the Gold Cup, parted ways with head coach Miguel Herrera. Returning to action will be forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who missed the tournament due to a broken collarbone. This will be a big boost for El Tri, as he will team up with in form midfielder Hector Herrera and captain Andres Guardado.
The reigning Gold Cup titleholders enter this match following a draw with Trinidad & Tobago. Hipmunk.com has last minute flights to Dallas for soccer fans feeding into the hype of this international clash, in addition to offering hotels near AT&T Stadium starting from $71 for tonight’s game. This high scoring fixture ended 3-3 with Mexico saving the result courtesy of an 85th minute blast from Herrera. Putting together a solid performance against a talented Argentinian side will be key as they prepare for an October 10th tangle with the United States, to decide who will advance to the 2017 Confederation Cup.
The coaching opposition of Mexico’s interim head coach Ricardo Ferretti, Gerardo Martino, and aims to use this fixture as warm-up for World Cup Qualification as they will play twice next month. October 9th The White and Sky Blue will clash with Ecuador and then follow up by facing Paraguay on the 13th.
October will also be busy for Mexico. Following their clash with the United States they will take on Panama in an international friendly on October 13th.
When these teams take the pitch all eyes will be on Messi. Hoping to quell the talented attacker is Mexican standout defender Miguel Layun. Currently on loan at Portuguese club Porto, the 27-year-old has made 31 appearances for his nation since 2013. Layun will need to have a strong outing as a positive result could greatly increase Ferretti’s odds of being given the full time manager role.