La Scaloneta continues to advance at full speed and proof of this was that this Sunday the Argentina national teamto pieces 5-0 to its similar Estonia with a brilliant performance Leo Messiwho scored a repóker for the second time in his career and for the first time with the albiceleste shirt.
This win could be a warning for Mexico, who has just lost 0-3 against Uruguay and will play against Ecuador this Sunday, as well as for Saudi Arabia and Poland, since all of them will face the South American team in a few months, as part of the group stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. And everything seems to indicate that those led by Lionel Scaloni will arrive at a great time.
Messi, who had achieved a re-poker with Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen (7-1), on March 7, 2012 in the Champions League, has accumulated 86 goals with the Albiceleste. His first goal dates back to March 1, 2006 in a 3-2 loss to Croatia.
Despite the friendly nature of the match, the Argentine fans flocked to El Sadar to support their team. The atmosphere experienced in the surroundings during the previous one could well have been that of a big game and Messi was the starter for the enjoyment of all the spectators.
The Albiceleste arrived in Pamplona after winning the Finalissima last Wednesday at Wembley against Italy and the duel could not have started better for the South American team.
Estonian goalkeeper Igonen committed a clear penalty on Pezzela. Messi picked up the ball and signed the first goal from eleven meters at minute 9.
Lionel Scaloni’s men took possession of the ball with a lot of mobility from their attackers, although the Estonian team was able to equalize through Zenjov, who came right into a one-on-one against Armani and was unable to direct his shot well.
Argentina played and played looking for a well planted Estonia with a defense of five players and a line of four ahead. Messi scored the second after a wall with Papu Gómez. The Argentine star hit with the inside of his left leg against Igonen.
After the break, more of the same. Messi took the ball home by scoring the third. The Argentines dominated at all times and the PSG striker he scored the fourth after making a cut to the goalkeeper.
The ex-Barcelona player did not need to do his best to leave Pamplona with an ovation. Without bringing out the magic of it, he scored the fifth when there were still 15 minutes to go. Estonia saw how its defensive wall did not respond.
The drums and cymbals did not stop sounding along with some throats that this week will have to rest after the effort made to make Argentina feel at home. T-shirts from Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo, Rosario Central, Talleres de Córdoba or Independiente could be seen.
Finally, the 90th minute was reached with a standing stadium saying goodbye to their idols, who gave them a beautiful night before the players begin their vacation.
*With information from EFE
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