Messi Scores Brace As Argentina Beat Nicaragua 5-1

Lionel Messi starred in Argentina’s 5-1 friendly win over Nicaragua as they continue their preparations for the Copa America.

The Barcelona forward netted two goals in the space of two first-half minutes, including an impressive solo strike that saw him dribble past several opposing players before finishing past the goalkeeper, Marca reports.

Inter’s Lautaro Martinez scored a double of his own during the second half, before Roberto Pereyra converted Rodrigo de Paul’s cross to make it 5-0.

Juan Barrera pulled a goal back for Nicaragua in stoppage time from the penalty spot, but it did nothing to dampen the mood in San Juan.


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