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Venezuela trashed Argentina in Messi’s return

Lionel Messi against Venezuela at Madrid

Madrid, Spain – Venezuela trashed Argentina in Lionel Messi’s first game since World Cup 2018 for the National Team in the game played at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Argentina 1-3 Venezuela

Argentina team announced that Lionel Messi will not play in the Tuesday’s match against Morocco as a precaution following a groin injury. In last 23 encounters Venezuela defeated Argentina in just one game.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 6′ Salomón Rondón (Venezuela) scored the opening goal with a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal assisted by Roberto Rosales with a through ball.
  • 33′ Mikel Villanueva (Venezuela) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 44′ Juan Foyth (Argentina) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 44′ Jhon Murillo (Venezuela) doubled the lead with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner assisted by Roberto Rosales following a set piece situation.
  • 45’+1′ First Half Ends Argentina 0 Venezuela 0

Second Half:

  • 47′ Ronald Hernández (Venezuela) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54′ Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 56′ Salomón Rondón (Venezuela) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59′ Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) cut down the deficit to 2-1 with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal assisted by Giovani Lo Celso following a fast break.
  • 63′ Yordan Osorio (Venezuela) received the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 75′ Josef Martínez (Venezuela) extended the lead to 3-1 with the penalty converted with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 82′ Tomás Rincón (Venezuela) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87′ Juanpi (Venezuela) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90’+3′ Second Half Ends.

Statistics:

ArgentinaVenezuela
66%Possession34%
11 (3)Shots (on target)7 (4)
14Fouls17
2Yellow Cards6
0Red Cards0
2Offsides1
9Corner Kicks2
1Saves2

Lineups:

Argentina: Franco Armani (GK), Gabriel Mercado, Lisandro Martínez, Juan Foyth, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Nicolás Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, Lautaro Martínez, Gonzalo Martínez, Lionel Messi

Venezuela: Wuilker Fariñez (GK), Mikel Villanueva, Yordan Osorio, Roberto Rosales, Ronald Hernández, Tomás Rincón, Yangel Herrera, Junior Moreno, Darwin Machis, Jhon Murillo, Salomón Rondón

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