Argentina dominates without discussion Italy (3-0) and wins the Final, decisive Lionel Messi

I will have to count on Albiceleste in six months at the World Cup in Qatar. Argentina took a bite out of Italy on Wednesday at Wembley in the Finalissima between the Copa America winner and European champion (3-0). Unleashed, Lionel Messi and his teammates punished a National without ideas thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez (28th), Angel Di Maria (45th + 1) and Paulo Dybala (90th + 4). It was just a prestigious match, but Lionel Scaloni’s men are sending a message to the competition.

On the London turf, the Argentines started the match with a lot of envy in the image of this distant lob attempt by Di Maria who did not worry his future former Parisian teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma (2nd). Another PSG player, captain Leo Messi, also immediately showed a resentment and vivacity rarely seen this season in Ligue 1. Following a high recovery on the left, he hit the opposing surface, resisted the return of Giovanni Di Lorenzo also served Lautaro ideally for an opening goal scoring (0-1, 28th).

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Italy tried to react in the stride but Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Marinez deflected Nicolo Barella (30th). What was clearly insufficient and this National without offensive inspiration remained powerless. Leonardo Bonucci was warned for an elbow blow in the face of Messi during an aerial duel (39th). The center-back was then unable to defend vigorously on Lautaro, who overflowed him in front of the midfield to launch an axial counterattack. The Inter player finally allowed Di Maria to go and trick Donnarumma with a small dive in the middle of the truth zone (0-2, 45th + 1).

In the second half, Roberto Mancini, who was without Marco Verratti and was injured, took matters into his own hands. He made three changes and replaced his captain Giorgio Chiellini who had a complicated 117th and last selection and a farewell without glory. Despite this, the Italians have remained in line with their very disappointing performances in recent months. The absence of the European champions at the next World Cup is anything but a coincidence.

A Messi found

Argentina continued to play and Donnaruma had to struggle. He narrowly missed a goal against his side by Leonardo Bonucci (56th), flew off to deflect a curled shot from Di Maria (60th) and pushed back his beautiful 20-meter axial rebound on a corner by Messi (62nd) before stopping a shot from La Pulga after an incredible 60-meter rush (65th). Giovani Lo Celso had just missed the open goal (64th).

In jambes, mordant et dribbleur, Messi came to the charge with a new attempt caught by the last Italian rampart (70th). He offered himself one last shot from the center round to serve newcomer Paulo Dybala who aggravated the score with a 20-meter low shot (0-3, 90th + 4).

Michel Platini’s team led by France reported the first edition of the intercontinental duel in 1985, Diego Maradona’s Argentina was successful in 1993, Messi’s retained the Artemio-Franchi trophy. Elle savoure et compte bien surfer on this dynamic and a current series of 32 unbeaten matches until the World Cup.

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