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.