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Messi Nets His Fastest Argentina Goal vs Australia

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Messi Nets His Fastest Argentina Goal vs Australia

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Lionel Messi, the renowned football star, brought sheer delight to Argentina fans in Beijing as he achieved a remarkable feat during a friendly match against Australia. The world champions emerged victorious with a 2-0 win at the exuberant Workers’ Stadium on Thursday, thanks to Messi’s extraordinary performance.

Within the first 79 seconds of the game, the Argentine team swiftly gained possession in Australia’s half. Enzo Fernandez skillfully located Messi, who gracefully evaded two defenders before executing a stunning curling shot from beyond the box, leaving the goalkeeper helpless. This astonishing goal marked the fastest in Messi’s international career, leaving the audience awestruck and the fans elated.

Lionel Messi. Thank you. 🐐

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— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) June 15, 2023

Despite recent news of Messi’s desire to join Inter Miami, an American club, his dedication to the national team remains unswerving. The football maestro has consistently scored in the last seven games for Argentina, displaying no signs of decline even as he approaches his 36th birthday next week. Messi’s commitment to the sport and his enduring impact on the team make him a true talisman for his country.

Messi’s arrival in Beijing created quite a buzz among his Chinese supporters, who have passionately followed his career. Soccer enthusiasts in China often extend their support to teams beyond their national side, given the lackluster performance of the men’s national team. Consequently, the areas surrounding the stadium and the team’s hotel were inundated with fans wearing replica Argentina jerseys, eager to catch a glimpse of their idol.


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Match Highlights

Hundreds of devoted admirers gathered outside the hotel each day, hoping for a chance to witness Messi leaving for training sessions. The aura of excitement and anticipation grew with every passing moment, as Messi’s presence continued to captivate the local fans.

As the teams stepped onto the pitch amidst a capacity crowd of 68,000 spectators, a vibrant sea of blue-and-white greeted them, representing the overwhelming majority of Argentina supporters. Australia’s coach, Graham Arnold, humorously remarked on the absence of yellow shirts in the stadium, emphasizing the massive popularity and influence of Messi. The Argentine number 10 jerseys flooded the stands, a testament to the impact Messi has had on the sport and his global fan base.

The second half of the match witnessed Argentina extending their lead with a brilliant display of teamwork. Rodrigo De Paul elegantly floated a cross into the penalty area, enticing the defenders, and substitute German Pezzella capitalized on the opportunity. Skillfully maneuvering between two defenders, Pezzella unleashed a powerful header to score a goal, further solidifying Argentina’s dominance on the field.

However, moments before the corner kick that led to the goal, a passionate fan clad in a Messi jersey invaded the pitch, momentarily embracing the bewildered Argentine star. Despite the efforts of security personnel, the fan managed to evade their grasp, darting towards the center circle and exchanging a high-five with goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. This unexpected interruption injected a thrilling element into the match, adding to the electric atmosphere created by the fervent supporters.

The crowd’s deafening cheers motivated the intrepid fan as he continued to skillfully outmaneuver and outpace the stewards, showcasing his agile movements. Eventually, the security team managed to seize hold of him near Australia’s penalty area, bringing his exhilarating escapade to an end.


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