In the second minute, Enzo Fernandez’s challenge effort opened the door for Lionel Messi. From a distance of about 20 meters, the superstar was born in 1987 hit the cut to send the ball into the far cornerdidn’t give goalkeeper Matthew Ryan a chance to make a save.
The moment the Australian net vibrated was also the time when more than 60,000 fans at the Workers’ Stadium burst with emotions. Argentina competes in China but still receives enthusiastic cheers from the fans of the country of billions of people.
Minutes after opening the scoring, Argentina almost doubled the lead, after De Paul’s long shot sent the ball over the bar.
Before Australia, coach Lionel Scaloni launched the most powerful squad. Except for Julian Alvarez on the bench, the remaining names are all named in the 2022 World Cup final.
After the match against Australia, Argentina will go to Indonesia to have a friendly match with the national team on June 19. Until now, there is no exact information about whether Messi will play against Indonesia or not.
Tuan Nguyen | 19:18 06/15/2023