Argentina, the Copa America champion, have extended their winning streak as they defeated Honduras today at the Hard Rock Stadium, USA. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has scored two goals in this match, and Lautaro Martinez scored one. Relying on their goals, Argentina beat Honduras with a 3-goal margin. It is the longest unbeaten run in world football at the moment, with 34 games.
Today, Argentina faced Honduras at the Hard Rock Stadium. Argentine boss Lionel Scaloni set up the team formation with 4-3-3. He deployed Lautaro Martinez and Papu Gomez with Lionel Messi. Rodrigo De Paul, Paredes, and Lo Celso played in the midfield, while Lisandro Martinez and Pezzella played as the center-back duo. On the other hand, the Honduras boss set up the same formation as Argentina.
Argentina started dominating from the beginning of the match. They didn’t take much time to take the lead. In the 16th minute, the Albiceleste got the lead as striker Lautaro Martinez scored a goal with the help of Papu Gomez. After that, Honduras tried to play the physical game. They made many fouls against Argentina. But it helped Argentina to get a penalty shot. In the 45th minute, Honduras defender Marcelo Santos made a foul inside the box. Therefore, the referee offered a penalty kick to Argentina. Lionel Messi stepped forward to take the spot kick, and he made no mistakes. As a result, Argentina went to the break with a two-goal lead.
Returning from the break, both managers made several changes on the field. But Honduras couldn’t find the net despite making changes. Moreover, Argentina found their 3rd goal as Lionel Messi scored a fantastic goal with a chip shot in the 69th minute. However, both teams couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes. So, Argentina sealed the victory at the Hard Rock Stadium.
Scaloni on Messi
Manager Lionel Scaloni talked about Lionel Messi after the match. While speaking to TYC Sports, Scaloni said, “The important thing is that he is well, that he is comfortable, that he enjoys playing football. If he doesn’t enjoy it, it’s bad. I think he is enjoying himself on his team. That’s important. Everyone enjoys seeing him on the pitch. The more he enjoys, the more we all enjoy it. I see him well, I see him happy. I hope he continues like this.”