The Argentina national team took care of business on Thursday with a 2-0 international friendly win over Panama. Goals from Thiago Almada and Lionel Messi were all that Argentina needed to pick up a victory in its first match since the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
After the fixture, Messi took the microphone amid Argentina’s World Cup win celebrations in front of a packed house at the Estadio Monumental. The Paris Saint-Germain forward thanked the fans for backing La Albiceleste over its past two memorable years.
“First of all, I want to thank you for all the affection we have been receiving, not only after becoming world champions but also before, when we won the Copa America,” Messi said. “We have been saying for a long time that we were going to do everything we could for this.”
OVACIÓN TOTAL A MESSI: "Les dije que íbamos a hacer todo lo posible para ganar ésto", le dijo a la gente. pic.twitter.com/AxWxAs2Tix
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Argentina will meet Curacao for an international friendly matchup on Tuesday.