Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
proflie-avatar
Login
exit_to_app
NEETs credibility must be restored
access_time 14 Jun 2024 11:33 AM GMT
May peace prevail in West Asia
access_time 13 Jun 2024 5:29 AM GMT
The scholar and the ignoramus
access_time 12 Jun 2024 8:08 AM GMT
Modi cabinet
access_time 11 Jun 2024 12:41 PM GMT
All of us are victims of war
access_time 10 Jun 2024 4:15 AM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightSportschevron_rightLionel Messi stars as...

Lionel Messi stars as Argentina dominate Italy in 3-0 'Finalissima' win

text_fields
bookmark_border
Lionel Messi stars as Argentina dominate Italy in 3-0 Finalissima win
cancel

Lionel Messi stars as Argentina powered to a 3-0 win against European champions Italy in the Finalissima at Wembley on Wednesday.

Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and Paulo Dybala struck as South American champions Argentina proved to be an irresistible force in the inaugural Finalissima against Italy.

Inspired by the peerless Messi, Argentina raced into a two-goal lead in the first half of the prestigious friendly thanks to strikes from Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria.

Thrown into the air by his jubilant teammates after the final whistle, Messi said: "Today was a nice test because Italy is a great team. We knew it was going to be a nice game and a nice setting in which to be champions.

"It was a beautiful final, full of Argentines. What we experienced here was beautiful."

It was another memorable moment for Argentina, who have qualified for this year's World Cup as they extend the golden afterglow from the victory over Brazil that ended their 28-year wait to win the Copa America in 2021.

Argentina was already established as one of the leading contenders to win the World Cup and defeating Italy was another statement of intent from La Albiceleste, who are now unbeaten in 32 matches.

If Messi can play at this level in Qatar, Lionel Scaloni's side will be a force to be reckoned with as they chase a first World Cup title since 1986.


"Everything changed after the Copa America. Now we are enjoying ourselves and things are happening much more easily. We are excited but must keep our feet on the ground," Di Maria said.

For Italy, it was a disappointing return to Wembley 11 months after they beat England on penalties in the Euro 2020 final.

Show Full Article
TAGS:ArgentinaLionel Messi
Next Story