Two first-half goals from Lionel Messi were sufficient to give Argentina a simple 2-0 victory over a disappointing Peru side at Estadio Nacional de Lima, proceeding with La Albiceleste’s ideal run in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and furthermore stretching out La Blanquirroja’s winless streak to five.

Obviously, Argentina assumed command over belonging right from the open minute and directed the rhythm of the challenge effortlessly, as Peru essentially chose to pause for a minute and look out for the counter, while the midfield triplet of the ruling FIFA World Cup champions, drove by Alexis Macintosh Allister, controlled procedures. Peru gradually attempted to settle as the game advanced and had a few good minutes, yet it wasn’t sufficient to compromise Emiliano Martínez’s goal, who has not conceded a goal for his country since the FIFA World Cup final win.

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There were a few good possibilities at the two finishes, however, with Julián Álvarez and Paolo Guerrero addressing the best scoring potential open doors for one or the other side during the first 25 minutes. Notwithstanding, when Argentina ventured their foot on the gas, that was sufficient to break the stop through Messi – the star forward shot a relentless exertion into the top of the net after an ideal cross from Nicolás González. Peru looked lost in the wake of surrendering the goal and Messi multiplied his count with an exact completion not long before HT to give La Albiceleste a 2-0 lead.

Peru coach Juan Reynoso chose to roll out four improvements at HT trying to start things up, and keeping in mind that names, for example, Joao Grimaldo and Bryan Reyna had a few decent minutes, Argentina were still in full oversight of the challenge, to the point that Messi had finished his full go-around before his goal was precluded following a VAR choice. The remainder of the match seemed to be an outright talk or an open practice for Argentina, as Lionel Scaloni’s men had more than 70% of possession halfway through the final part.

The odds were good that not very many the remainder of the game, as Argentina finished things off successfully and Peru needed plans to pull a goal back, not to mention mounting a likely rebound. Scaloni’s men proceeded with their ideal spat the World Cup Qualifiers and sit at the highest point of the standings with 12 points after four rounds, and are currently unbeaten in 14 games, while Peru stay winless in their four qualifiers. The two teams will get back to activity in November, with Peru visiting Bolivia in La Paz and Argentina facilitating Uruguay at Estadio Fantastic.


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