Argentina vs Curacao Highlights, Watch Messi Best Moment and Goals
Lionel Messi had a memorable encounter as Argentina defeated Curaçao 7-0 at Estadio Nico Madre de Ciudades. He scored his 50th career hat-trick and became just the third player in men’s international football to reach 100 goals.
After the opening whistle, Argentina took control and put Eloy Room under danger. A spectacular individual sequence from Messi set up what should have been an easy goal for Lautaro Martnez of Inter Milan, but the striker missed the open net. Messi and Martnez had two more opportunities in the first 15 minutes, but Room was outstanding in stopping them. Nevertheless, it was only a matter of time before La Albiceleste gained the upper hand after their relentless pressure broke down Curaçao’s defense.
It wasn’t surprising that the hosts broke the tie halfway through the first half given those circumstances. And who better to start things off than Messi? He calmly finished from inside the box to make his 100th goal for his country, as he has numerous times before. A few minutes later, Nicolás González doubled Argentina’s edge by utilizing a rebound to nod the ball into an open goal. Messi doubled his lead with a left-footed finish beyond Room’s reach and later finished his hat-trick. In addition, he assisted in the goals of Enzo Fernández, who made it 5-0 at halftime.
Beginning with a few early substitutions by Argentina, the game’s general tempo slowed down, allowing Curaçao to adjust to the pitch effectively. Despite this, the Argentines continued to have opportunities and Martnez had a chance to score a sixth goal for his team, but he squandered the opportunity once more. The only negative aspect of what was a spirited evening for Argentina was “El Toro’s” lack of goals, who was substituted by Pablo Dybala in the 65th minute.
The 78th minute saw Angel Di Mara add a sixth goal from the penalty spot, and the 87th minute saw Gonzalo Montiel add a calm goal to make it 7-0, giving Argentina their largest victory since Lionel Scaloni became manager.
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