Lionel Messi and company’s quest to conquer the Americas is well underway

Lionel Messi and company’s quest to conquer the Americas is well underway.

The Argentine national team defeated Canada 2-0 in the first leg of their CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 Group A match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at 9:00 a.m. ET today.

With three points, Argentina moved into first place in the group.

Argentina lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi, and Angel Di Maria were up front, with Alexis McAlister, Rodrigo de Paul, and Leandro Paredes in the middle. Marcos Acuña-Lisandro Martinez-Cristian Romero-Nauel Molina formed the back four, with Emiliano Martinez in goal.

Canada countered with a 4-4-2 formation. Jonathan Davies and Kyle Larin formed the attacking combination, while Liam Miller, Stephane Eustachio, Ismael Kone, and Tayson Buchanan formed the midfield. Alfonso Davies-Derek Cornelius-Moises Bombito-Alistair Johnston formed the back four, with Maxime Crepo in goal.

Argentina opened the scoring in the fifth minute. After driving the ball down the left flank and into the box, Acuña played a pass to Alvarez, who crossed back to Paredes, 스포츠토토 who stayed behind. Paredes unleashed a powerful right-footed shot that went wide of the goal.

Argentina had a golden opportunity.

In the eighth minute of the first half, Argentina went on the counterattack after a Canadian corner. Di Maria drove the ball directly into the box and unleashed a left-footed shot that was quickly saved by Crepo, who narrowed his angle.

Canada knocked on Argentina’s door. In the 32nd minute, Alfonso Davies threatened with a low, quick cross off a Jonathan Davies pass from the left flank. The goal was called back for offside.

In the 39th minute, Argentina had a disappointment. In the 39th minute, a cross from the right flank by De Paul was headed in by McAlister in the box, but Crepo was able to make the save.

Canada threatened Argentina in the 43rd minute when Larin’s cross from the right flank was headed on by Eustachio, but Emiliano made the save and the rebound fell to Alfonso, who tried his luck with a right-footed shot that went wide of the goal.

After a minute of stoppage time, the first half ended 0-0.

Argentina struck first. In the fourth minute of the second half, Messi’s through ball was knocked down by a falling McAlister, and Julian Alvarez slotted it home to make it 1-0.

In the 20th minute of the second half, Argentina had another chance.

Martinez flicked the ball across the box to a charging Messi, who found himself one-on-one with the keeper in the box. Messi shot, but Crepo made the save, and from the rebound, he shot again, but this time Cornelius made the save. Messi wore a wry smile.

Canada struck back immediately. In the 22nd minute, a corner kick from the left side found Jacob Spielberg, who crossed back in from the right flank. 파워볼사이트 추천 Jonathan Davies got a header on it, but it went wide of the goal.

Argentina made a substitution. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Di Maria was sent to the bench in favor of Giovani Lo Celso.

In the 29th minute, Canada pushed for a goal again. Alfonso received the ball on the left flank near the box and fired a right-footed shot that went wide of the goal.

Canada had a good chance. In the 30th minute, Johnstone sent in a low, accurate cross from the right flank that Larin tried to head home, but he lost the race to Emiliano Martinez and the attack was thwarted.

Argentina made another substitution. In the 32nd minute, they sent Julian Alvarez and Paredes to the bench and brought on Lautaro Martinez and Nicolas Otamendi.

Argentina came up short again.

In the 35th minute, Messi picked up a loose ball in the box at the back post and cut into the box before firing a shot that narrowly missed the keeper.

In the 37th minute, Argentina came close again. Lautaro cut the ball back to Messi, who crossed it back to Lautaro. Lautaro took a shot, but it was saved.

Argentina finally found the back of the net. In the 43rd minute, 에볼루션 바카라사이트 Messi’s exquisite pass rattled the net as Lautaro finished with a straight right-footed shot.

Five minutes of stoppage time followed, but no further goals were scored. Argentina won 2-0.

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