Lionel Messi Argentina Latest News
Argentina started unbeaten on their World Cup qualifier campaign with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Venezuela on Thursday night.
But Brazil continue to qualify for a seventh to seventh victory as Everton Raibero scored the only goal, beating Chile 1-0 away victory over Chile..
In his first match for his country since moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi struggled to stamp his rights in a match played in Caracas, but to no avail just a little mattered.
Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring after Venezuela reduced the number of Venezuelans to 10 by the red card of Venezuelan Luis Adrian Martinez for reckless appeals against Messi.
Argentina did not impress but the extra man said in the final quarter when substitutes Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa broke through.
Venezuela did not go home empty-handed, although Yeferson Soteldo scored a scoreless “Panenka” penalty at the end of the game.
Argentina traveled to Brazil on Sunday in the repeat of the Copa America final in July, which they won 1-0 to end a 28-year wait for a major trophy.
“It will be a great, important match after the final we played,” Lautaro Martinez said.
We have to rest and then we have to go to a match like the Copa America final. ”( Lionel Messi Argentina Latest News )
The red card changes the game
In the 13th minute, Rodrigo de Paul’s long range hit the bar through a long range strike and Argentina were on the better side at the start.
But within half an hour, Luis Adrian Martinez, who was the starting option and was on the field for less than five minutes, turned the match into a decisive one due to lunged in rashly on Messi.
The referee branded a yellow card but after a VAR review it was upgraded to a straight red card for the ugly study-up challenge.
The match attack turned into a defense and Argentina had significant success during the first half.
With the pressure mounting, the Giovani Lo Celso Lautaro Martinez slipped into a full-time pass to slot into the bottom corner.
Argentina worked hard after a break against a packed defense but the changing Joaquin Correa finally let the match sleep for 20 minutes with a strong low strike in the area after the good work of Messi and Lautaro Martinez.
Three minutes later, Lautaro Martinez’s snapshot was blocked by Venezuelan goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez but Angel blocked the Correa round.
Messi was given a great chance to get his name in the scorecard in five minutes but was shot by Farinez.
Alejandro Gomez later stood at Soteldo’s feet in the penalty area, allowing the players to play some Venezuelan pride from there.
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The Ecuador left it behind
The Brazil best on the Santiago tour was the second best, with 11 players barred from joining the club at their club due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.
Liverpool’s top English-based players, Allison, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, are missing, but Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, France, is available.
In the 64th minute, his shot was scored by Everton Ribeiro Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo spilled into the path of Everton Ribeiro to nick the only goal of the game.
Ecuador has delayed cementing its third-place finish in the standings before beating Paraguay 2-0 in Quito.
Felix Torres opened the scoring with a header for two minutes, and the victory was sealed within five minutes of Michael Estrada’s personal effort.
Uruguay were without their two-star forward, injured Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, whose club Manchester United refused to allow him to release Coronavirus canteen rules in the britain.
But the two-time former World Cup winner snatched a draw away to Peru, as Giorgian de Arascata’s 29th-minute equalizer canceled out Renato Tapia’s opener five minutes earlier.
Nahitan Nandez almost won for Uruguay in about 20 seconds but his clip was miraculously clipped outside the post.
In the 69th minute, after a fun run by Roger Martinez for Colombia, Fernando Saucedo equalized for Bolivia 1-1 at La Paz.
Messi will be crowned for the 7th time
On Saturday 4 September, he announced it: it is again Lionel Messi who will win the Ballon d’Or, which will be awarded this year on Sunday 5 December.
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The 34-year-old Argentinian will then have seven to his list, an improved absolute record and two more than the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. ” Yes, he will have as many Ballons d’Or as Snow White has dwarfs , laughs the chronicler.
Besides, before being nicknamed ‘the pulga’ (the chip) because of his liveliness, he was called in his beginnings in Argentina ‘el enano’, the dwarf. A dwarf who goes everywhere in all stages, where no defense has resisted him since he played pro.
These professional debuts were in 2003 in Barcelona. “At that time, he wears the number 30, that’s why he chose the same one at PSG , underlines Florian Gazan (…) Since then, he has scored 683 goals including 91 in 2012 alone, a record history, it’s better than Pelé. I’m not going to start listing his records, it would take even longer than a Francis Lalanne concert … “
So why is he going to win the Ballon d’Or again this year? “Because he deserves it,” first replies the 53-year-old man from tac-au-tac. And then ” at the Ballon d’Or, notoriety matters and Jorginho, who won the Euro with Italy and the Champions League with Chelsea , for 90% of people at best he is a samba singer. And then Messi, he won the South American Euro if I may say so, the Copa America , the very first of his career. I add 33 goals and 14 assists to that and that makes him a good favorite header ” .( Lionel Messi Argentina Latest News )
Messi violently tackled on the left shin during Argentina-Venezuela
The news may be reassuring – the Argentinian has resumed and finished the match and suffers a priori only from a cut above the left knee – the images remain appalling.
Lionel Messi was the victim of a violent tackle on the top of the shin from the Venezuelan Luis Adrian Martinez, as part of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Violently affected in the 28th minute with the Argentine selection, the new number 30 of Paris Saint-Germain (34 years old) remained long minutes on the ground.
The referee issued a direct red card after calling the VAR. Argentina then took advantage of their numerical superiority to win 3 goals with goals from Lautaro Martinez (45th), Joaquin Correa (71st) and Angel Correa (74th).
With 15 points in seven games, the Albiceleste is second in this unique qualifying group behind Brazil (18 points), which won 1-0 in Chile thanks to Everton Ribeiro (64th). The two giants of the continent meet on Sunday March 5 for a shock at the top. The first four qualify directly for the World Cup. The 5th competes in an intercontinental jump-off.( Lionel Messi Argentina Latest News )
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