Monday, 19 August, 2019


Messi and Suarez score in Copa America warm-ups

LionelMessi-cropped Getty Images
Noah Ferguson | 11 June, 2019, 20:53

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the first goal against Nicaragua June 7, 2019.

Lionel Messi was the star of the show as Argentina beat Nicaragua in style ahead of the Copa America.

Messi himself was Argentina's main hero on the game, scoring a quick-fire brace that gave his team a solid lead in the first-half before Lautaro Martinez added two more goals followed by Roberto Pereyra who scored their fifth of the day.

Messi has already lost three World Cup finals before this and the last time Argentina won this competition, Messi was just six years old.

However, Argentina will hope that Messi is in full flow in the Copa America to help the South Americans win the coveted title.

Martinez came off the bench to grab a brace of his own as Argentina romped to victory at San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan.

Aguero, earning his 90th cap, nearly slid in to break the deadlock before Messi wasted a golden chance in the 12th minute after receiving a lofted ball from Giovani Lo Celso, only to fail to make proper contact from close range.

Scaloni withdrew key men Messi and Aguero at half-time, which allowed Martinez, 21, to impress with a well taken efforts on 63 and 72 minutes.

Juan Barrera pulled a goal back for Nicaragua in stoppage time from the penalty spot, but it did nothing to dampen the mood in San Juan.

Argentina play Colombia in Salvador before taking on Paraguay and Asian champions Qatar in Group B.

Recommended

loading...
...

Iran Frees Detained Lebanese Businessman Zakka - Lebanese Official Iran Frees Detained Lebanese Businessman Zakka - Lebanese Official A Lebanese official says a US permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon. Lebanese media reported that Zakka had been pardoned at the request of Lebanon's President, Michel Aoun.

Rooney calls on United to invest in youth over superstars Rooney calls on United to invest in youth over superstars With Phil Jones and Chris Smalling looking well off the pace in the Premier League, this young defender could get his chance in the big league next season.

Russian Federation to deliver S-400 missile defence system to Turkey in July Russian Federation  to deliver S-400 missile defence system to Turkey in July If Turkey does receive the Russian defence system this summer, it is expected to be ready for use by 2020. Patriot offer and was waiting for a response, but did not elaborate further.

Watch Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct Live, Right Here Watch Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct Live, Right Here There are still four DLC characters coming to the game, although Nintendo hasn't revealed their identities yet. That is until this year's E3, where Animal Crossing is expected to be a huge part of Nintendo's presentation.

Sri Lankan president sacks intelligence chief over Easter attacks probe Sri Lankan president sacks intelligence chief over Easter attacks probe Evidence before the parliamentary select committee, which began its publicly televised sittings late last month, has placed Mr. However, Sirisena and Wickremesinghe have both said that they were not informed about it before the April 21 attacks.

Wendy Williams Has New Man - Host Shows Off Her Much Younger Boyfriend Wendy Williams Has New Man - Host Shows Off Her Much Younger Boyfriend Williams filed for divorce after reports of Hunter Sr.'s cheating and allegations he fathered a child with a mistress. "As a mature, almost-single woman, I like to have fun", she told her audience on a May episode of her talk show.

Shenmue 3 trailer can’t hide fan rage over Epic exclusivity Shenmue 3 trailer can’t hide fan rage over Epic exclusivity Publisher Deep Silver revealed the news alongside Epic during the 2019 PC Gaming Show at E3. Before we unpack the Epic Games Store exclusivity deal, let's take a look at that trailer.

Accused Russian reporter Ivan Golunov to go free after outcry Accused Russian reporter Ivan Golunov to go free after outcry Given the gravity of the accusations the decision is being seen by supporters as a sign that they are anxious about the outcry. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty of drug trafficking.

PM candidate Harper asks Johnson - Why won't you answer questions? PM candidate Harper asks Johnson - Why won't you answer questions? Javid's background as the son of Pakistani immigrants sets him apart from numerous other Conservative contenders. Foreign minister Hunt , another frontrunner, said "a serious moment calls for a serious leader".

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Revealed By Square Enix At E3 2019 Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Revealed By Square Enix At E3 2019 It's the final evening presentation of this year's E3 with Square Enix taking the stage for the next hour or so. The limited edition Final Fantasy timepieces will be shipped around the same date as the release of the game.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz gets more guaranteed money than Russell Wilson Eagles QB Carson Wentz gets more guaranteed money than Russell Wilson Wentz emerged in the 2017 season and was putting together an MVP-caliber campaign until suffering a season-ending torn ACL injury. The Eagles selected Wentz in the first round (No. 2 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State.

Salesforce buying Tableau Software in $15.7B all-stock deal Salesforce buying Tableau Software in $15.7B all-stock deal The company has grown rapidly, reporting fiscal 2018 (ended December 31, 2018) revenue of $1.16 billion, up 18 percent from 2017. The company said it now expects 2020 adjusted profit in the range of $2.51 per share to $2.53 per share.

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics Italy also observes Pride Month in June and a pride parade was held in Rome over the weekend. "They are especially harmful for children".

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Malaysia similarly said it would return 3,000 tons of plastic waste from Canada, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. Without a change in course, Canadians will throw away an estimated $11 billion worth of plastic materials each year by 2030.

Manchester Utd agree deal to sign Swansea’s Daniel James Manchester Utd agree deal to sign Swansea’s Daniel James Swansea also announced that all parties had agreed for James to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first signing as United manager. Manchester United "don't need" Daniel James but he will be a player for the future, according to Steve Nicol.