Argentina beat Italy This win is more special for Argentina’s number 10 Messi is that the last La Finalissima holder was another Argentina’s number 10 Diego Maradona.
Full packed crowd at Wembley Stadium witnessed Lionel Messi’s dazzling football as result Argentina men’s national team celebrated a 3-0 thumping win of Italy to claim La Finalissima. It was memorable moment for Argentina.
In 11 months the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi lifted his second international trophy for Argentina. This win is more special for Argentina’s number 10 Messi is that the last La Finalissima holder was another Argentina’s number 10 Diego Maradona.
In a one- off meeting of the European and South American titleholders, came strong courtesy a player of the match performance from Lionel Messi, who ’d put in a player of the event performance last summer to win the Copa America.
The 34-year old Messi now contributed 46 goal in the 45 finals that he has played in his career. There is no sign of Messi to goes slow down to win a first World Cup title later this year.
How Argentina outplayed Italy
Attacking the end packed with Argentinian support, the South American side produced the more enterprising play from the dawn with Di Maria trying an ambitious attempt from distance before Messi bang the wall with a free kick that he had won himself.
“What we experienced here was beautiful,” Messi cherishes.
“We knew it was going to be a nice game and a nice setting in which to be champions.” “We are here to fight anyone’s.”
At Wembley it was a second trophy lift for Messi, who had won the Champions League Final here with Barcelona in 2011, beating Manchester United 3-1. He was also a player of the match in this game. The teammates celebrates this as they threw their captain in the air, also forming a huddle around him. This celebration is also same when they won Copa America in Brazil. This isn’t the great Barcelona squad. On paper, it isn’t indeed the great Argentina squad of his long career. But it’s a squad in the truest sense. Scaloni has set up the balance that others could not. With a World Cup gone this time, who knows where that could take them.