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Argentina’s Undefeated Streak Continues as Messi Returns with a Bang

Published on October 18, 2023
Written by Enrique
Argentina's Undefeated Streak Continues as Messi Returns with a Bang
  • Messi scores two goals in Argentina’s win over Peru after recovering from an injury.
  • Argentina remains undefeated on their path to the 2026 World Cup with a series of consecutive wins.
  • Peru struggles in the qualifiers with recent defeats and just one point earned.

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Messi’s comeback

The world champion Argentine team, led by Lionel Scaloni, welcomed back its star and leader, Messi, to the field after recovering from a muscle injury that sidelined him from the previous match in Buenos Aires.

Half an hour into the game, a superb play initiated by Enzo Fernández ended with an assist from Nicolás González to Messi. The captain took his chance and with a precise shot from his left foot, he beat Pedro Gallese, placing the ball in the far post.

Before the end of the first half, Messi scored his second goal of the match. This time, Nicolás Tagliafico delivered the ball to Enzo Fernández, who sent a cross for Messi to precisely score at the right post. Despite the score, Peruvian fans expressed their admiration for the Argentine superstar.

Argentina continues its winning streak in the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, set to take place in North America. Since claiming the world championship trophy in Qatar, the Argentine squad has secured back-to-back wins, including a 1-0 against Ecuador, a decisive 3-0 against Bolivia without Messi, and another 1-0 win over Paraguay.

Challenges for Peru

On the other hand, Peru faces tough times on their journey to the World Cup. They started with a draw in Asunción against Paraguay and endured back-to-back defeats, including a heartbreaking 1-0 against Brazil and a 2-0 in the Pacific Classic against Chile, leaving them in a low position in the standings with only one point secured.

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Enrique is very passionate about sports and soccer, dedicating himself professionally to it and analyzing every match he has in front of him. With betting and sports sites he is looking to every detail that can make him see any benefit or disadvantage for users. He has years of experience in the industry and has worked extensively in various fields of sport itself, which gives him different perspectives when it comes to his analysis.

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