Argentina Cruise to 7-0 Friendly Victory Over Curacao, with Messi Surpassing 100 Goals Milestone
Following their successful post-World Cup campaign, Argentina demonstrated their dominance with an impressive 7-0 victory against Curacao. The game was memorable for talisman Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick in the first half and surpassed the 100-goal milestone for Argentina, alongside Nicolas Gonzalez and Enzo Fernandez.
Messi’s Impressive Track Record Continues
Messi’s record-breaking prowess was further highlighted as he reached the 800-goal mark for club and country in the previous match against Panama. The PSG star was in fine form, contributing to his team’s victory with trademark goals and assists.
The Match in Detail
Curacao’s defense initially posed a challenge for Argentina, but Messi’s first goal quickly opened up the floodgates, and Gonzalez scored from close range soon after. Messi continued to dominate the game, scoring two more goals and setting up Fernandez’s thunderous strike from distance.
The second half was more subdued, with Argentina content to control the match’s tempo. However, they added two more goals late in the game, with Angel Di Maria scoring a penalty and Gonzalo Montiel netting a close-range strike.
The game was a fitting tribute to Lionel Scaloni and his 2022 World Cup-winning team, who will regroup in June for another international break. They will be aiming to commence their CONMEBOL qualifying for the 2026 World Cup in September.
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