Peru vs Argentina – Messi is back with bang!

Peru vs Argentina – Messi is back with bang!

Peru vs. Argentina was a FIFA World Cup qualifier match that took place on October 18, 2023, at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru.

Argentina won the match 2-0, with goals from Lautaro Martínez and Lionel Messi.

Peru vs Argentina

Argentina was the dominant team throughout the match, with Peru struggling to create any clear-cut chances.

Martínez opened the scoring in the 25th minute, heading in a cross from Ángel Di María. Messi doubled Argentina’s lead in the 55th minute, with a superb individual goal.

Peru tried to get back into the game in the second half, but Argentina’s defense was too strong.

Messi had a chance to score his second goal of the game in the 75th minute, but his shot was saved by the Peru goalkeeper.

The win for Argentina was their seventh in a row in World Cup qualifying, and it kept them top of the CONMEBOL table. Peru remained in sixth place, four points outside the automatic qualification places.

Match details:

Date: October 18, 2023

Time: 9:00 PM local time

Venue: Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru

Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

Lineups:

Peru:

Gallese

López

Ramos

Callens

Trauco

Aquino

Távara

Carrillo

Cueva

Lapadula

García

Argentina:

Armani

Molina

Romero

Otamendi

Acuña

Paredes

De Paul

Di María

Messi

Martínez

Lautaro Martínez

Goals:

Argentina: Martínez (25′), Messi (55′)

Result: Peru 0-2 Argentina

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