Argentina is playing the International Friendly matches right now but the regular skipper of the Argentina national team Lionel Messi is not with them. In their first friendly match which was against Chile, the match ended with a 0 – 0 goals draw in the last week. Now, earlier today, they have played the 2nd warm-up match and this time heir opponent was Mexico. Generally, Messi led the team in the crucial moment but excluding him, against Mexico, Argentina got the dominating victory. Martinez’s hat-trick destroyed Mexico at San Antonio!
When the star forwards was absent, in the most needed moment, Lautaro Martinez presented his true color. Based on the amazing performance of the young striker, Argentina simply destroyed Mexico earlier today. It is the general picture of Argentine and they lost it from the last 2016 Copa America final.
Lautaro Martinez hit three first-half goals as Argentina rolled to a big win over Mexico 😲 pic.twitter.com/jDHgMZpTjV
— Goal (@goal) September 11, 2019
At San Antonio, Texas earlier today, the team of Lionel Scaloni won by a 4 – 0 goal against Mexico. In the match, Martinez made the amazing hat-trick and the rest goal was scored by Paredes.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero were not in the team against Mexico. But the team presented a good game. In their last match, their sharpness was not present but earlier today, the form of Argentina was in form. In the first half, they scored four goals and took control of the game.
No Messi, no problem? 🇦🇷
— Football Whispers (@FB_WHISPERS) September 11, 2019
In the 17th minute of the game, Martinez led the team ahead. From the midfielder, Paredes pass the ball and Martinez received it and escaped a defender. With an amazing conakry shot, he found the net.
Just five minutes later, Martinez scored the 2nd goal. Palacios escaped the defenders and passed the ball. With another Conakry shot, the Inter Milan forward escaped the Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa. Just a couple of minutes later, the cutback of Lautaro Martinez was touched by Salcedo and Argentina got a penalty.
In the 33rd minute, Paredes took the spot-kick which was touched by Mexico goalkeeper but could not stop. In the 41st minute of the game, Martinez filled up his hat-trick and made the scoreline 4 – 0. His luck favored him actually. He lost the control of the ball which was touched by a Mexican player and in return ball, Martinez made a bullet shot and found the net.
Manuel Lanzini earned his fifth cap for Argentina featuring as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 international friendly thrashing of Mexico overnight.
💎 🇦🇷 ⚒❤️ pic.twitter.com/yFuLDYd55J
— West Ham Gossip (@westham_gossip) September 11, 2019
In the ongoing season, the Inter Milan striker scored eight goals for Argentine by playing 9 matches. And wearing the national jersey, he has scored a total of 9 goals so far.