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01:58 PM, September 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:02 PM, September 08, 2018

Youthful Argentina impress in friendly

A youthful Argentina recorded a 3-0 win against Guatemala that saw many players impressed in an international friendly at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Friday.

The first half saw a quick and a very pressing Argentina side. Giovanni Simeone had the first real opportunity of the match. The ball fell to Simeone but the Fiorentina man’s header went over the bar. Minutes later, a free kick by Leandro Paredes found Ramiro Funes Mori as he was left unmarked but his header went wide of the goal.

Argentina’s first goal came off a penalty which was excellently dispatched by Lautaro Martinez in the 27th minute. That opened the floodgates for more goals. Giovani lo Celso made it 2-0 with a spectacular left-footed volley from the edge of the penalty area. That was his debut goal for his country and one of the better goals you’ll see this season.

Another player had a debut goal with Giovanni Simeone making it 3-0 right before the break. A lovely dribble inside the area and his shot beat the goalkeeper.


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