Messi led Argentina’s show at home against Uruguay.
He plays at home at Monumental de Nuñez, Argentina Make a real show and run over Uruguay 3-0 this Sunday, in a late duel from the fifth round of qualifying for world Cup 2022.
Messi and De Paul scored Argentina’s goals in the first half. Lautaro Martínez completed the show in the final stage. Halfway through the second half, with 3-0 on the scoreboard, Argentine fans began singing “olé” at every team touch on the field.
As a result, Argentina maintained its defeat in the qualifiers (6 wins and 4 draws) and rises to 22 points in the position of deputy command, behind only Brazil (28).
Uruguay drops to fourth place in the table with 16 points.
Messi scores “by chance”
The number 10 shirt opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he threw Trevilla in search of Nico Gonzalez. The ball passed through the area past goalkeeper Muslera and found the back net.
This was Messi’s 80th goal for Argentina, the only South American player to score 80 goals for his country in history.
Argentina returns to play in the qualifiers on Thursday at 20:30 (Brasilia) at home against Peru.
Uruguay will go to the Arena Amazonia to face Brazil on the same date, at 9:30 pm.
Argentina 3 x 0 Uruguay
Objectives: Messi, De Paul and Lautaro (Argentina)
Argentina: Martinez. Molina, Romero, Otamendi y Tagliafico; de Paul (De Maria), Paredes (Palacius), Lo Celso; Nico Gonzalez (Alvarez), Messi and Lautaro Martinez (Joaquin Correa) idiomatic: Lionel Scaloni
Uruguay: Muslera. Coates, Godin, Ronald Araujo (Gio Gonzalez); Nández (Torreira), Valverde, Ficino, De la Cruz (Darwin Nunez), Brian Rodriguez (Cavani), Viña (Biqueriz); Luis Suarez idiomatic: Oscar Tabarez
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