The superstar scored the only goal to help Argentina beat Ecuador in the match of the World Cup qualifying match 2022 South America. Lionel Messi begins a new journey with the Argentine national team, which is the 2022 World Cup qualifier in South America.
The 33-year-old superstar plays with the greatest determination, because this will probably be the last world-class tournament he can attend. Messi played hard and was the owner of the only goal that helped Argentina win 3 points against Ecuador. This is the 71st strike of “El Pulga” in the Albicelestes shirt.
Argentina used to Ecuador 6-1, but it was only a friendly match. Coach Lionel Scaloni is still cautiously launching the best names. Lautaro Martinez is played the highest in attack. His supporters are 2 stars from La Liga, Lionel Messi (Barca) and Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla).
The match takes place at high speed. Argentina joined actively with the goal of finding an opening goal soon. Messi repeatedly made it hard to get hold of the defenders by attacking from the right wing into the middle.
The great pressure from the host made the Ecuadorian defense soon make mistakes. Ocampos brought in a penalty after 12 minutes to break through the penalty area.
Messi took advantage of the opportunity to help Argentina rise. The 11 m stones no longer make “El Pulga” difficult. He only failed one of the last 12 penalty kicks.
Argentina held the ball 61 percent, attacking heavily, making the opponent almost accept the match in the first half. In addition to Messi’s breakthrough situations.
The Ecuadorian defense had to strain to support crossings from two sides. With his ability to fight well, Lautaro lurked to defeat goalkeeper Dominiguez.
The visitors played cluster and only knew how to use the drastic ball phase to reduce the pressure on the goal. Fixed situations are the only way for Ecuador to approach the Argentina goal.