Argentina starting XI, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Papu Gómez


The Argentina starting XI has been announced as Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Papu Gómez all start.

Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez start the game for Argentina with Papu Gomez in place of Angel Di Maria. Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has went with the following eleven for the game:

Rulli; Molina, Pezzella, Lisandro Martínez, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Papu Gómez.


  1. For me Almada is NT material. He can be our new Julian Alvarez project. He already links well with the team.

    Enzo has 1 assist and almost one goal. Definitely more superior than MacAllister. Better shooting, vision, more direct passing, control of the ball, etc.

    Enzo started as DM replacing Paredes but when MacAllister came on he rotated with MacAllister as DM but I would say Enzo positioning is more advanced (more loke De Paul replacement). Almada played Lo Celso role in the last 20 minutes, so he definitely is versatile.

    Next game. For sure Emi, Cuti, Otamendi, and Di Maria (if fit) would start.

  2. I waited so long for thiago aada to see in Argentine shirt he is a littile energy pack dribbling, assisting shooting for me he is as good Pedri but no place tonshow case his talents and potential
    Was that enzo or macalister hit the bar?
    By the way messi as CF is fun really fun and horrible for opposition

  3. Messi scores two with everyone else doing the hard work.he’s setting up and taking the chances when they come. I know it’s Honduras but they look compact and there is good understanding I. This team. DePaul looked great. Enzo is looking comfortable as well.

  4. A poachers finish from lautaro. Nice one. And a pin point pre assist from Messi. But yeah against Italy the attack was more from the right and this time it’s from the left. Yeah papu as a LW would be only against weak teams. No chance otherwise. Expecting Acuna in this game for more attacking flow with papu coming out.