Tonight’s international friendly between Argentina
and Jamaica is anticipated to feature superstar Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the front of the line (September 27).
On Friday, Argentina faced Honduras in their opening encounter of the current international break (September 23). They easily defeated the Central American team, defeating them 3-0 in the US.
Lionel Messi, the captain and outstanding player for La Albiceleste, shone during the contest. The PSG star scored twice that evening, while Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United also contributed a goal.
Just before halftime, Messi scored his first goal against Honduras from the penalty spot. For his second goal, he created a spectacle by lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper from outside the box.
Before heading back to PSG, the 35-year-old will now try to cap off the international break on a high note. When Argentina and Jamaica face off in New Jersey tonight, he will be eager to assist his country in defeating Jamaica.
There is no indication that Lionel Scaloni’s team won’t start Messi against the Caribbean country. The formerly renowned Barcelona player is set to make another start for his country.
Based on his most recent Instagram photo, the forward seems to be in a good mood. Along with teammates Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Di Maria from La Albiceleste, he can be seen having fun during practice.
When the World Cup begins in November in Qatar, the Argentina captain will be playing in his sixth World Cup. He will be anxious to finally win the trophy this time because his career is about to end.
Thus, as the World Cup draws near, Lionel Messi has been in excellent form for both club and country. In his notable 11 appearances for PSG in all competitions, he has notched six goals and eight assists.