Team Argentina which is one of the most favourite team in upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 though they faced very competition in World Cup Qualifying stage. But with the amazing hat trick of Argentine great Lionel Messi in the last round, Argentina qualified for the main event of World Cup 2018 directly. Now, they have started their World Cup journey with friendly matches. Italy vs Argentina International Friendly match and team Argentina started with victory against Italy.
Basen on the top player of Argentina LM10, the coach of the team Sampaoli is planning to make a great appearances in upcoming World Cup 2018. However, Lionel Messi was not completely fit in their last match which was against Italy. It was a friendly match where Lionel Messi could not take part. But though, Argentina got an easy victory. The World Cup 2018 journey of team Argentina started with a victory which seems very inspiring for the team no doubt.
The home venue of Manchester City in English Premier League named Etihad Stadium, the international friendly match between Argentina and Italy was executed. In the match, Argentina won by 2 – 0 goals. The first half ended with no goals but in the second half, Banega and Lanzini scored the winning goals.
Team Argentina started the match where there was not the best eleven of them. Many talented players were missed in the game. But also team Argentina did not give any chance to the Italy in the first half. In 9th minutes the first chance was received by Italy where Insigne made a cross but the head of Parolo did not find the mark. In the first half, the team of Di Biagio did not create any more significant opportunities.
In last 13th November, 2017 at the playoff in World Cup qualifying round in return leg against Sweden, Italy made a draw at their home venue. So, their World Cup dream was broken. After that it was the first match of team Italy. The Argentine playmaker Angel Di Maria played very amazingly and made several attacks on the opposite goal post.
However, in the 2nd half Italy turned around and made number of chances but failed to use any of them. However, inj 76th minutes of the game, Banega led his team Argentina ahead. He made couple of short pass with Lo Celso and just outside from the box with strong shot he found the post for the first time in the match.
In 85th minutes of the game, Lanzini made the goal difference double. Higuain passed the ball to the West Ham forward Lanzini and with high shot, he scored the 2nd goal in the match. Now, in the upcoming Tuesday, Argentina team will play against the former World Cup Champion Spain.