In the second minute, Messi put Argentina ahead of Australia with a classy cut.
At the 2nd minute, Enzo Fernandez’s challenge effort opened the door for Lionel Messi . From a distance of about 20 meters, the superstar born in 1987 hit the ball and sent the ball into the far corner, not giving goalkeeper Matthew Ryan a chance to stop.
The moment the Australian net vibrated was also the time when more than 60,000 fans at the Workers’ Stadium burst with emotions. Argentina competes in China but still receives enthusiastic cheers from the fans of the country of billions of people.
Minutes after opening the scoring, Argentina almost doubled the lead, after De Paul’s long shot sent the ball over the bar.
Australia also quickly rearranged the squad and did not let the World Cup champion have many opportunities to approach the goal. In the 28th minute, “Socceroos” also nearly equalized, after a shot from close range by Mitchell Duke. Emiliano Martinez’s reflexes and the column helped “Albicelestes” avoid a goal.
Before Australia, coach Lionel Scaloni launched the most powerful squad. Except for Julian Alvarez on the bench, the remaining names are all named in the 2022 World Cup final.
After the match against Australia, the Argentina team will go to Indonesia to have a friendly match with the national team on June 19. Until now, there is no exact information about whether Messi will play against Indonesia or not.