Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina dominated Honduras 3-0 on Friday in Miami because the World Cup-bound staff continues to fine-tune its sport forward of the upcoming worldwide event in Qatar.
Messi was on the heart of the motion from the opening whistle, lobbing a move to the charging Papu Gomez who discovered Lautaro Martinez for an early 1-0 lead.
The 35-year-old Messi was on the receiving finish of a tough foul within the thirty ninth minute when Deybi Flores of Honduras slammed into him, sending him face down onto the turf and drawing a yellow card.
Messi’s staff mates instantly received within the faces of the Honduras gamers and the groups exchanged phrases however stopped wanting buying and selling blows. The Argentina captain remained within the sport.
Close to the tip of the half Marcelo Santos fouled Argentina’s Giovani Lo Celso and Messi coolly slotted residence the penalty for a 2-0 benefit.
Argentina saved its foot on the fuel within the second half, extending their unbeaten streak to 34 matches.
Enzo Fernandez stole the ball within the 69th minute and it fell completely to Messi, who chipped it over the goalkeeper’s head to the delight of the partisan crowd at Exhausting Rock Stadium.
Decided to proceed placing on a present for his followers, Messi tried a troublesome leaping shot within the waning minutes of the match nevertheless it missed the goal. The gang roared in approval nonetheless.
Subsequent up for Argentina is one other pleasant, this time towards Jamaica on Tuesday in New Jersey.
Two-time World Cup champions Argentina are among the many favourites to win all of it in Qatar and play their first group stage match towards Saudi Arabia on November 22.