Ideal warm up for Lionel Messi against Haiti
FIFA World cup 2018 warm up games are in full throttle. The big event being just 15 days away teams have started to sort combinations and experiment with their squads to get the best playing XI. Argentina played Haiti in their first warm up and it was an ideal start for the South American giants.
An easy victory as they managed to score 4 goals in the match. Messi scoring a hat trick was icing on the cake for Argentina. His form is salient and crucial in the quest to clinch the title. Messi opened scoring from the penalty spot at 17 minutes. 2nd goal came at 57 minutes followed by the 3rd one at 65th minute and minutes later an assist by Messi sealed the deal.
They bid adieu their fans with hope of returning with a cup in hand. Far from starting as favorites as they had some tricky moments in qualifiers itself. But a lot of practice and preparations could be helpful. Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria are other teams from the group.
Sergio Aguero just returned from a injury and is all set to feature in the big event. on the other hand, Mascherano holds record for the highest appearances for Argentina and his experience will be quite important for the team. The hopeful Argentinian’s will have their next practice sessions at Barcelona before the judgement day.
Image Source – Sports Illustrated