(Video) Watch Lionel Messi score best free kick in football history for Argentina in World Cup friendlies better then Neymar Jr and Ronaldo
Lionel Messi’s Argentina defeated Jamaica 3-0 in an international friendly game. Early first half goal from Manchester City Striker, Julian Alvarez and also two second half goals from the Magician, Lionel Messi was enough to give Argentina all three points.
Who can stop Lionel Messi and Argentina? Their unbeaten streak has reached 35 matches after a 3-0 win over Jamaica on Tuesday at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, as Messi came off the bench to score two goals and send the pro-Argentina crowd home happy.
The 35-year-old superstar didn’t start the match with reports that he was feeling under the weather earlier in the day, but he subbed on with about 30 minutes remaining and he brought a spark to a match that desperately needed one.
Both of Messi’s goals were solo efforts. The first was a left-footed shot from outside the box which was strong enough to get past experienced Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake.
Lionel Messi free kick was classical and unstoppable, he scaled the ball through the defensive block to hit brave for Argentina
Just two minutes later Messi beat Blake again with another hard, low shot on a set piece, which he also earned himself.
Jamaica started out strong, but Argentina’s quality came through including on the opening goal by Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez after just 13 minutes. Alvarez, who replaced Messi in the starting lineup, showed a goal scorer’s instincts by running onto a Lautaro Martinez cross and deflecting it into the net.
Argentina 3:0 Jamaica full match highlights
The match lacked rhythm in the first 60 minutes. Argentina’s best moments came when they tried to accelerate through Angel Di Maria wide right or Alvarez wide left, but there was little end product despite their best efforts.