Argentina Tonight, he scored a clear victory over Honduras 3-0 in front of 65,000 spectators at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, United States, as he faces the last round before the Qatar World Cup 2022. Leo Messi On two occasions, the first with a penalty kick (46 m.pt) and then a shot at the goalkeeper (23 m), they scored the goals of the Argentine team, who presented the purple shirt for the first time inspired by diversity.
The team led by Lionel Scaloni extended its unbeaten streak to 34 games, the most in its history. The last defeat dates back to July 2, 2019 against Brazil (0-2) in Belo Horizonte, in the semi-finals of the Copa America.
Next Tuesday’s World Cup preparatory series will culminate in another friendly match against Jamaica at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
In a very Argentinian atmosphere, with thousands of fans dressed as “Bicelliste”, the American champion overcame his inferior opponent, dedicated to defending from the first minute of play.
The Argentine coach of the Central American team, Diego Vazquez, arranged a jealous follow-up for him Messi By midfielder Hector Castellanos to control damage.
Persecution, similar to the famous persecution of Diego Maradona in 1985 by Peruvian Luis Reina, was not enough to neutralize the influence of the Paris Saint-Germain star, who created spaces for himself with pure hoax.
After some ads at auctions by Alejandro “Papu” Gomez and Rodrigo de Paul, Argentina He reached goal after 15 minutes with a game that was patiently prepared with a series of passes.
Messi He came back a few meters to free himself from his goalkeeper, looked for “Papu” Gómez with a high pass and Lautaro appeared in 9th position to determine first-class meters from the goal.
The opening of the scoreboard did not generate any change in the position of a Honduran team that was so acrimonious in the row over split balls. The development of the game remained within the expected limits, with clear Argentine domination of the last 35 meters of the field.
De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovanni Lo Celso, “Papu” Gomez and Messi They continued a flexible dialogue that kept the possibility of a second target latent.
And it happened at the end of the first half after grabbing Lo Celso in the area that American Rubiel Vazquez correctly stopped it as a penalty. Messiwith the emanating nature of his left foot, he directed the ball in the opposite direction to the goalkeeper and established the 2-0 that heralded the win.
With the big advantage, the second half became a test bench for Scaloni, who decided to give minutes to three newcomers (Thiago Almada, Enzo Fernandez and Nhuen Perez) and also to Julian Alvarez, Alexis McAllister and Angel Correa.
Even with the intense rotation of players, the Argentine national team did not lose the quality of building the game or the ambition in the search for the third goal that came with the genius of the captain.
Enzo Fernandez got the ball back with high pressure and Messimarked and marked before the ball is received, and marked above the goalkeeper to blow up the entire field.
In a gesture towards the crowd, Scaloni kept the Argentine number 10 until the end, leaving the door open for another genius. There was no room for more, but the Argentines in Miami were satisfied and enjoyed the crushing pace of “Albiceleste” to the fullest.