Lionel Messi’s incredible football skills were on full display during Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier match between Argentina and Peru. The Inter Miami player wowed audiences with two amazing left-footed penalty strikes in the first half, which helped his team secure a 2-0 victory over their opponents. Despite previously being sidelined due to scar tissue issues, the 36-year-old played the entire 90 minutes and showed that he’s back to his best form. Although a VAR decision denied him a hat-trick goal, Messi continued to dominate the game, scoring his first goal in the 32nd minute with an assist from Nicolas Gonzalez, followed by a second ten minutes later with a pass from Enzo Fernandez.
Lionel Messi led Argentina to a 2-0 win over Peru on Tuesday by scoring two goals. The football star expressed his excitement about the victory on Instagram, saying that it was another important win for the team. His coach, Luis Scaloni, praised Messi’s performance, noting that he played like he had not been injured at all. Although Messi played as a substitute in Thursday’s game against Paraguay, he started in Tuesday’s match. With these two wins, Argentina is now leading their South American World Cup qualifying group by five points ahead of Uruguay, Brazil, and Venezuela. However, Messi’s Miami team has failed to qualify for the post-season playoffs in Major League Soccer. Miami has only two games left this season, both against Charlotte, and it remains unclear if Messi will play in those games due to Argentina’s upcoming important matches against Uruguay and Brazil next month. Miami has also announced two friendlies in China scheduled for November 5 and November 8.
Messi was out of action for a while with an injury, but when he returned to the field for Inter Miami, he put on a stunning performance that proved he was fully recovered and playing at his best.
Messi was spotted jubilantly marking his second goal against Peru, despite it being a non-competitive match, the win still aided in maintaining his form for upcoming crucial fixtures for Argentina. Following this, he will have enough downtime to recuperate before the start of the 2024 MLS season in March. Coach Scaloni stressed the importance of Messi’s physical well-being and guaranteed that his play time will be carefully monitored.