Argentina national team can beat Australia national team with a score of 2-0 in the International Friendly ‘A’ Match at Worker Stadium, Beijing.
Argentina led by Lionel Scaloni met again with his rival in the round of 16 duel of FIFA World Cup 2022 with most of the world champions on the field against a completely renewed team in front.
In the first minutes Argentina was aggressive and quickly found the opening of the scoring at the feet of Lionel Messi . After a recovery from Enzo Fernánedez , La Pulga settled down and without problems defined with the precision that he is used to defeating Matthew Ryan.
The goal after 79 seconds of play meant a new record for the star, who scored the fastest goal of his career and generated delirium in the Chinese, who did not stop making noise at every touch or intervention of the 10.
The National Team made good use of their partnerships and relied on quick movement to subdue Australia early on. As if they had not been separated since December 2022, the game flowed naturally in the movements of the world champions.
Over the course of the first stage, the oceanic team settled in and found a way to make the Argentine defenders uncomfortable with high pressure. Dibu Martínez had a very important intervention to avoid the tie, which came from a low cross to his right and forced him to react quickly to the shot.
Scaloni brought in Germán Pezzella in the second half in place of Nicolás Otamendi, who was hurt in his knee after a blow, and it was precisely he who scored the second goal of the match. The defender headed in a cross from Rodrigo De Paul, which came after a showy control move with Messi in the corner.
Among the changes in the second stage, the entry of Alejandro Garnacho, who made his debut in the Argentina, giving up the possibility of wearing the Spain shirt and prioritizing his Argentine nationality, was also highlighted.
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