Lionel Messi is known for playing beautiful football that amazes fans and opponents alike. However, his opening goal in Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Uruguay on Sunday was a little less magical, but still much appreciated.
Argentina hosted the FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Buenos Aires, and Uruguay lost to the hosts. In the 38th minute, Messi shed the first blood through a pass to find striker Nicolas Gonzalez. However, the Argentine forward missed the “assist” which was later missed by Uruguay keeper Fernando Maslera. As a result, the goal was to pass.
Macy was very happy with the result, and with the speed with him, he kept pushing forward. Six minutes after the first goal, Argentina doubled their lead through Rodrigo de Paul, who took advantage of a rebound from Lutarro Martنیnez.
Early in the second half, de Paul returned the favor and set up Martinez for Argentina’s third goal of the night. He could have scored more goals, but Angel Di Maria and Giovanni Lu Celso both missed clear opportunities.
Uruguay, meanwhile, is not necessarily the only one to advance. Messi’s close friend and former Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez had a fair share of opportunities, one of whom was denied only woodworking.
Argentina are now unbeaten in 24 matches, following a fresh victory in the Copa Amrica this summer. “We played very well,” Messi said after the match. CNA. “Uruguay awaits you and they pose a threat. Once we got the first goal, we started looking for a place and the goals became clear.”
Argentina is just six points behind Brazil at the top of the South American qualifying group.