1-0: Carlos Tevez, centre, scores the opening goal for Argentina
Happy chappy: Carlos celebrates after scoring his second of the match to make it 3-0.
Make a break for it: LIonel Messi goes on the offensive for Argentina
Make a break for it: LIonel Messi goes on the offensive for Argentina.
Back of the net: Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrates after scoring Argentina's second.Photo: Getty
Delight: Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after making it 2-0 to his side.
On target: Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after his superbly-taken goal puts Argentina firmly in control against Mexico
Controversial: Mexico and Argentina players surround the match officials after an offise Argentinan goal was allowed despite seeing it on the big scree
Argy bargy: team officials and coach Diego Maradona attempt to break up a scuffle by substitutes from Mexico and Argentina during half-time.
One back: Mexico's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring to make the score 3-1 to Argentina
Ebou tzswahilivillage on Live minute-by-minute commentary from the World Cup 2010 second-round game between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday June 27 2010, kick-off
25 min: GOAL! Argentina 1 - Mexico 0 (Tevez 25') Messi puts a heavy through-ball for Tevez and he tries to poke it away from Perez, it loops up to Messi who nudges it ahead for Tevez, who looked remarkably offside, to nod home. The Mexicans are furious! They're surrounding the referee and his assistant, who now have both seen the incident on the giant screens in the ground. It looked for a second like they may end up scratching it off, but it stands. Never mind goal-line technology, what about replays for offsides?
32 min: GOAL! Argentina 2 - Mexico 0 (Higuain 32') Osorio gets caught in two minds about what to do at the back. He decides to pass it straight to Higuain who uses a bit of muscle, then a bit of skill to round Perez and score his fourth goal of the tournament.
HALF-TIME Argentina 2 - Mexico 0
45+2min: Guardado does well to storm into the box but Rodriguez gets a toe in before he can shoot. Seconds later a peach of a ball just evades Hernandez, who was in a great position.
51 min: GOAL! Argentina 3 - Mexico 0 (Tevez 51') Carlos Tevez may have just scored the individual goal of the tournament. From about 35 metres out he turns sharply and absolutely leathers a strike into the top-right corner of Perez's goal. A thunderbolt. It was so fierce, and so fast that if Perez had got anywhere near it, he didn't, he may have lost a limb.
70 min: GOAL! Argentina 3 - Mexico 1 (Hernandez 70') They're back in it! Hernandez shows why Fergie was so keen to bring him to United this year. He motors past Mascherano into the box and then unleashes a stonker of a left-footed shot high into the net that Romero has no chance of saving.
FULL-TIME ARGENTINA 3 - MEXICO 1 . ARGENTINA PLAY GERMANY IN THE QUARTER-FINALS.
Argentina got off to a very fortuitous start via Tevez's first and Osorio's assist for Higuain's goal. But a second strike by the Man City striker ended any arguments about whether they deserved their lead. A truly magnificent goal. Mexico's build-up play was excellent all night but they lacked a killer touch in the final third that made it easy for Argentina to sit back once they had the three-goal cushion. Hernandez took his goal brilliantly but it was too little too late.