Australia Defeated by Argentina in Friendly Match with Messi Presence
Australia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Argentina in a captivating friendly match that featured the presence of Lionel Messi. However, it wasn’t just Messi who caught the attention of Peruvian fans. Another name, Alexander Robertson of Manchester City, made his mark on the game. Although he was ruled out of the Peruvian team recently, Robertson showcased his talent with notable interventions during the match. At the end of the 90 minutes, he tried to exchange jerseys with ‘Lio,’ but the Argentine superstar paid little attention to his request.
The television cameras captured the 20-year-old midfielder eagerly pursuing Messi to accomplish his goal. However, Messi only turned once without offering a concrete answer. Robertson, undeterred, hid a smile on his face.
The journalists covering the match also took note of this incident. Ariel Senosiain from the TyC Sports network commented, “There goes Messi. Robertson asks him for a shirt, several others will have asked him for it.”
Lionel Messi Scores Spectacular Goal Against Australia
Within the first two minutes of the game, Lionel Messi wrote history by scoring the fastest goal of his career. The Rosario native unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box, beating goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to give Argentina the lead.
Alexander Robertson’s Rejection of the Peruvian Team
A few months ago, Alexander Robertson made it clear that he only intends to represent Australia due to his strong connection to the country. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in March, he expressed, “I wouldn’t call any place other than Australia home. I grew up there as a child, I know all about where I’m from, and obviously my grandfather and dad played for Australia.”
After making his debut for the Socceroos in a friendly against Ecuador, Robertson emphasized his commitment to the Australian team by stating, “It’s very special to make my debut for the Socceroos. I’m playing for my country. I hope to play for the Australian team for the rest of my life,” during an interview with Paramount.
Argentina Triumphs with a 2-0 Victory over Australia
The Argentine team secured a 2-0 victory against Australia in their first friendly match of the FIFA international break. Lionel Messi opened the scoring within two minutes, and Germán Pezzella doubled the lead in the second half.