Lionel messi He played the 90 minutes in the 1-0 victory of the Argentina National Team against Peru, at the Monumental Stadium, for the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The ESPN.com follow-up of the great figure of La Albiceleste:
19:52: Led by its captain and Rodrigo De Paul, the Argentine National Team takes to the field for the warm-up. The bow for “Meeeeeessssi” is not long in coming.
19:53: “That of the hand of Leo Messi, all the return we are going to give …”, the next hit of the people dedicated to Leo.
20:06: the formation of Argentina is announced and the moment of 10 arrives, the most applauded.
20:08: moment of free throws, first with Armani and then with Andrada in goal.
20:11: the players return to the locker room for the final preparations before the game.
20:24: Argentina and Peru come out onto the field and again the “That from the hand of Leo Messi, we are all going to turn back …” resounds.
20:25: hymns sound in the Monumental stadium.
20:29: captains draw between Messi and goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.
20:30: the captain hugs all his teammates and Argentina has the serve.
THE MATCH BEGAN
3′: very good associated play from the Scaloni team. From Paul, Lo Celso, Messi and an opening to the left for Di María, whose shot crosses the entire area.
6 ‘: another perfect forehead change from Leo for his partner Di Maria. Fideo’s center was cleared in the middle of the area.
9 ‘: goal disallowed to Argentina by Cuti Romero’s offside before his header. Leo stays close to referee Wilton Sampaio while the VAR reviews the play.
19 ‘: new connection between Messi and Di María, this time with a wall to the left that did not prosper due to the good record of the Peruvian defense.
32 ‘: Messi gathers marks, plays with Lo Celso and goes to look for the area, but the ball does not reach him.
33 ‘: Leo’s cross-shaped free kick from the right ends in the hands of Gallese.
36 ‘: La Pulga takes another free kick to the left of the crescent and Gallese clears with a fist.
40 ‘: Without the precision of other matches, some Messi passes are intercepted by Peruvian players.
42 ‘: GOAL FROM ARGENTINA! Lautaro Martínez’s lethal header after Molina’s center on the right.
46 ‘: strong infraction from behind to Messi. Yellow card for Raziel García.
END OF FIRST HALF: ARGENTINA 1-0 PERU
THE SECOND HALF STARTED: ARGENTINA 1-0 PERU
2′: Messi approaches the band to take out a side and receives the applause of the people. For many, the first time they can see it up close …
14 ‘: Messi falls into the crescent and for Sampaio nothing happens. When the game stops, Leo approaches the referee to recriminate him.
twenty’: Yotún wasted a penalty for Peru: his shot hit the crossbar and went outside.
22 ‘: very good overflow of De Paul on the right, center back, Lo Celso gave the ball to Messi, but the clearance came on time.
24 ‘: Ideal free kick for Leo from the crescent of the area. His cross left foot was very well cleared by Gallese.
31 ‘: Messi closed corner on the right, which Gallese gets to take out with a slap.
33 ‘: He got angry on the 10th! He was face to face with Aquino after a foul in the middle of the court.
43 ‘: goal disallowed by Guido Rodríguez for an alleged push. This time, Messi did not recriminate the judge.
Four. Five’: Leo masterfully freed himself from Trauco in a great run, but they shut him down just as he approached the area.
GAME END: ARGENTINA 1-0 PERU