Argentina starting XI, Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez and Nicolás González start


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has announced his starting eleven and Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez and Nicolás González all start.

Lionel Scaloni makes two changes against Peru to the team which won 1-0 vs. Paraguay. Gonzalo Montiel starts in place of Nahuel Molina who has some discomfort, Lionel Messi is back in the starting eleven in place of Lautaro Martínez. Here is the starting eleven:

Emiliano Martínez; Montiel, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Mac Allister, Fernández: Messi, Julián Álvarez, Nicolás González.

Juan Musso, Nahuel Molina, Facundo Medina and Lucas Beltrán do not make the bench.


  1. Why Scaloneta always stop attacking after 2:0 or simply in second half? Australia, Holland, France and in whole qualification now. Theres so much more goals in this team, we could terrorize every team like Italy in second half, but Scaloni just wants to avoid goals, it would have cost us in WC several times.

  2. Loving the build up play. Gegenpressing and quick efficient ball movement. A different Argentina to the one we saw in 2021 and early 2022.

    Our midfield is truly a class apart! Tireless and alert. Peru could hardly regain possession and when they did they could hardly breathe when they have the ball.

    Still don’t get Nico Gonzalez starting and playing 90m though. He could be very useful off the bench. He is slow executing in front of goal. His assist was the one good thing.

  3. Excellent, EXCELLENT BALL movement ….I’m very impressed with this team’s passing ability, it was like seeing Barcelona at their prime. Another 3 points in the bag…the more they play the better they get better.

  4. With Argentina doing so well these days..I think the number of comments in threads of mundo albiceleste is very low..i think there were many haters before who would act like Argentina supporters but would start commenting negative when Argentina had a bad day..those fake supporters are not commenting theses days i think..vamos Argentina

    • Make a difference between frustration and hate. Frustration can be confused for hate. Some people are contend, grateful and just enjoying the moment of the team as champions. That’s why they’re not posting negative comments. When the tables turn, they will air their feelings. They’re not haters just disgruntled supporters. Also note that there are Argentina NT fans and Messi fans on this platform. Therefore there’s a difference in feelings towards Messi, especially that this a new cycle. That doesn’t mean they hate Messi. Myself, I am going for the 8th WC cycle as a supporter. So I know no matter how good Messi is, he’s not the same machine we had in 2006, 10, 14 and 18 World Cups. 2022, he finally had the right team and coach.
      Stop calling fellow supporters, haters.

      • I will call them supporters who would make negative comments when team is doing well..because that will help us grow and help us do better in future..those are not supporters who would bash the team and players when team starts doing bad..when team starts doing bad there should be more postive comments that will help the team.. frustration is one thing..making personal comments on players when they are doing bad is just a hatred..maybe it’s my personal view…but i am quite surprised by very very low number of comments these days Which used to be more than 100 in every threads before the world cup

  5. I m surprised when some people wants see Leonel Messi’s retirement in mundo’s website. Actually i Don’t want to see them writing in this site. Please Roy delete all those haters.

  6. What a time to be an Argentina fan. 2-0 ahead, knowing we’ll most likely win, knowing we’ll qualify, defending world cup and copa champions, and #1 in the board with Brazil 5 points behind us. The pure skill and talent of so many of our players. To think that even the last qualifiers we tied a ton of games. So fun and enjoyable to watch.

    • Brazil hasnt been good in recent time. They lost twice at WC, lost to Cameroon after the WC, tied by Venezuela while playing at home. At least they looked good against the might South Korea.

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