Argentina went into half-time with a 2-0 lead despite having only 38 per cent possession in comparison to Croatia who had 62. But the Argentines had five shots on target in comparison to Croatia who had none.
Messi scored the first goal for Argentina in the round of 16 clash against Australia and played a pivotal role in the team's win. The football maestro scored his 9th goal of the World Cup to surpass legend Diego Maradona, who had 8 goals to his name in the World Cup.
Aizawl will head into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against TRAU FC in their opening fixture, where Argentine midfielder Matias Veron was sent off and will be suspended for this game. Gokulam won their opening match 1-0 against Mohammedan SC earlier this week. In their previous meeting last season, it was the Malabarians that took the three points after a 2-1 win.