A match that saw the return of Lionel MESSI in the Argentine team saw Venezuela score three goals against him in a 3-1 defeat.
An experimental team from SCALONI but a deserved victory for Venezuela. They took the lead 1-0 early in the game, about six minutes later. A nice ball sent saw the RONDON score. A few minutes before half-time, Venezuela would double its lead thanks to a goal from MURILLO.
In the second half, Lionel MESSI recovered the ball and offered a counter-attack to SUAREZ, who played the ball to Lautaro MARTINEZ and scored the goal to make 2-1 and bring back Argentina.
However, a few minutes later, a foul by Juan FOYTH resulted in a penalty for Venezuela and MARTINEZ scored the goal at 3-1 for Venezuela.
Argentina will face Morocco on Tuesday.
Messi finds Saurez and Suarez slip Lautaro for a neat finish.
Deserved for Lautaro Martinez, who made this race all night.
I was really impressed by the Inter Man, deserves this chance to become the number 9 Argentinian. pic.twitter.com/qcALYimM9H
– Simon Edwards (@SimonEdwardsSAF) March 22, 2019