Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Messi, Richarlison star in Argentina, Brazil win

Messi, Richarlison star in Argentina, Brazil win

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Lionel Messi's expertly taken double helped seal a comprehensive 3-0 win for Argentina over Honduras in Miami on Saturday to extend their impressive unbeaten run ahead of the Qatar World Cup, reports AFP.

The Argentina captain scored a goal in each half, his opener doubling the lead given to Lionel Scaloni's team by Lautaro Martinez early on.

Argentina haven't lost in 34 matches heading into Tuesday's game against Jamaica in New York.

"The game was what we expected," Argentina coach Scaloni said. "I am satisfied with that.

Meanwhile, Richarlison struck twice as Brazil showcased their World Cup credentials by putting on an attacking masterclass in a 3-0 victory over Ghana in Friday's friendly in Le Havre.

Marquinhos headed Brazil in front from a corner and Richarlison doubled the lead before the half-hour. The Tottenham Hotspur striker nodded in a third on 40 minutes.