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World Cup 2010, Argentina Vs. Mexico: Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain Goals Take Albiceleste Into Quarterfinals

Argentina has created a quarterfinal rematch against Germany, a repeat of a match-up in the same round of the 2006 tournament,  after beating Mexico 3-1 on Sunday, a repeat of their Round of 16 match four year ago.

That match required extra time and a memorable Maxi Rodriguez goal.  Today's match needed no such dramatics, though controversy surrounded Carlos Tevez's opening goal.

In the 25th minute, Tévez headed him a goal from inside the six yard box while Lionel Messi's pass, when played, saw him in an offside position.

Goals by Gonzalo Higuain (33') and Tévez (52') muted the argument about the goal's significant, but come after Frank Lampard's disallowed goal in the day's early match, the officiating error increased the calls for a use of video technology.

Higuain's goal, however, helped the match move on quickly from the controversy, with defender Ricardo Osorio's error becoming the new talking point.

In the 33rd minute, a pass played back by right back Efraín Juárez was misplayed by Osorio.  Higuaín took the ball in alone on goalkeeper Óscar Pérez and finished for Argentina's second goal.

After halftime, a 24-yard rocket from Tévez beat Pérez into the upper-right hand corner, making it 3-0  in the 52nd minute.

Mexico striker Javier Hernández would pull one goal back in the 71st minute, a left-footed finish into the top of the net at Sergio Romero's right post, making the score 3-1.

Argentina would maintain that scoreline to move into the quarterfinals to face Germany, who beat England 4-1 in the day's first match.