No one could stop Lionel Messi in Saudi Arabia. As you may know, Brazil and Argentina met in friendly international and Saudi Arabia paid to host Super Clasico.
Lionel Messi was back in action after a four match-ban. As you know, Lionel Messi got a red card in the last match in Copa America 2019. Barca’s midfielder could not help Argentina in any games from September. Without Messi, Argentina could deliver quality performances in Autumn. Argentina’s coach Scaloni was happy with previous results and said that he wanted to get first win against Brazil. Keep in mind that before the match, Argentina’s coach faced Brazil three times and could not win any of them.
On the other hand, Brazil called very perspective players like Rodrygo, Paqueta, and Wesley. All players got enough minutes to impress fans at the stadium.
1st half of the match
Match started hilariously. Both teams had a chance to score from a penalty kick in the first 15 minutes of the game. Everything began in the 9th minute when Gabriel Jesus could not keep up balance in Argentina’s penalty area. Argentina’s defender helped could play poorly, and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Gabriel Jesus took the ball and decided to score the goal. Unfortunately, a youngster of Man City could not score a penalty – he even could not shot on target.
In just three minutes, Lionel Messi dribbled through two defenders, and the Brazilian defender helped him to go down. The referee pointed to the penalty spot again, and Lionel Messi decided to score a goal. Alisson could save the penalty but could not stop Messi from the second attempt. Barca’s player was first on the ball and scored another international goal. Messi’s leading contender, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored three goals the day before Super Clasico. Lionel Messi was furious and had a perfect performance to score more international goals to come up with Ronaldo’s record in national teams.
2nd half of the match
The second half was impressive too. Both sides had a chance to score a goal, but they could not convert. Argentina had few real chances to score a goal. Mostly, Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez could not convert their shots. Alisson Becker was unstoppable as he was saving every shot on target.
Overall, we sa a good match between the giant teams. In the end, Lionel Messi helped Argentina, and he is back on track.