Argentina vs Venezuela (1-3)

Lionel Messi’s come to the Argentina facet led to a shock 3-1 friendly defeat to South American country in the national capital on a weekday.

Messi had not competed for the national team since their last-16 elimination by ultimate winners France at the 2018 World Cup – a tournament that South American country finished bottom of South American qualifying. However, it was Rafael Dudamel’s men United Nations agency scarf the show at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Haym Salomon Rondon and Jhon Murillo firing them into a 2-0 lead within the half.

Lautaro Martinez forces one back for Argentina when the interval, however, this was a poor showing from Lionel Scaloni’s aspect, whose fate was sealed by a Josef Martinez penalty quarter-hour from time.

South American nation took their unexpected lead once a floor the highest from Roberto order Rosales was brightly brought down and prodded home by a composed Rondon when solely six minutes.

Wuilker Farinez made a spectacular save to stay out a close-range Lautaro Martinez header on the time unit mark.

Messi had delivered the cross for Lautaro Martinez’s headed effort and witnessed Martinez’s skills first-hand once his strike from the sting of the box was tipped over the crossbar by the goalkeeper.

Darwin Machis and Rondon wasted opportunities before Murillo deservedly doubled Venezuela’s advantage, capitalizing on a quickly taken free-kick to twist an excellent effort on the far side the reach of Francisco Franco Armani from eighteen yards.

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Goals Argentina:

59′ Argentina L. Martinez

Goals Venezuela:

6′ Venezuela S. Rondon
44′ Venezuela J. Murillo
75′ Venezuela J. Martinez (pen.)
Argentina Lineups
1 Franco Armani
2 Gabriel Mercado
29 Juan Foyth
14 Lisandro Martínez
24 Gonzalo Montiel
20 Giovani Lo Celso
5 Leandro Paredes
3 Nicolás Tagliafico
10 Lionel Messi
22 Lautaro Martínez
18 Gonzalo Martínez

Venezuela Lineups

1 Wuilker Faríñez
16 Roberto Rosales
2 Mikel Villanueva
3 Yordan Osorio
20 Ronald Hernández
18 Yangel Herrera
8 Tomás Rincón
5 Júnior Moreno
11 Darwin Machís
23 Salomón Rondón
15 Jhon Murillo
Argentina – Venezuela Match Statistics



10 Shots Total 7
3 Shots on goal 4
7 Shots off goal 3
15 Fouls 18
9 Corners 2
1 Offsides 1
1 Saves 2

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