Messi demonstrated flashes of brightness however it was not his night as Venezuela put three past their progressively distinguished adversaries out of the blue with objectives from Salomon Rondon, Jhon Murillo and Josef Martinez. Lautaro Martinez got Argentina’s relief.
Messi took a holiday after his nation’s initial takeoff from a year ago’s finals in Russia however he came back with a clean shaven new hope to commander the side in the all-South American issue at Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano arena.
Venezuela had just beaten Argentina once in 23 past experiences, however they got the ideal begin following five minutes when Rondon cut down a long go inside the crate and slammed a shot past guardian Franco Armani.
Rondon ought to have made it two with a header in the 40th however the second objective was just minutes away as Murillo exploited a speedy free kick to hurry to the edge of the case and twist a beautiful right-foot shot into the furthest corner of the net.
Lautaro Martinez completed off an eminent counter assault to maneuver Argentina once again into the amusement following 59 minutes however their expectations were fleeting and Venezuela’s Josef Martinez made it 3-1 from the punishment spot with a fourth of an hour remaining.
“In the main half we made possibilities however they scored twice when we committed errors,” said Lautaro Martinez. “In the second half we progressed nicely and moved the ball about however they got that punishment. We have to continue improving.”
Argentina face Morocco in Tangier on Tuesday, while Venezuela’s next face Catalonia in Girona on Monday.