Argentina beat Jamaica 3-0 in their second international friendly in September.
In the first half, Messi failed to start due to the flu, and Alvarez, who replaced him, opened the scoring with Lautaro’s assist. In the second half, Messi scored twice within 3 minutes after coming off the bench to seal the victory for Argentina.
At the beginning of the first half, Jamaica performed well against Argentina and repeatedly used counterattacks to threaten the opponent. Argentina responded with the player’s ability in the 13th minute, Lautaro changed direction and swayed Lowe, and chose to cross, Alvarez nudged the middle and succeeded, 1-0.
Argentina still had 3 good chances to score in the first half: in the 18th minute, Alvarez made a cross from the left, but Lo Celso shot and failed to hit the goal; in the 30th minute, Mac Allister took a corner kick from the left, Otamendi faced the half-empty goalkeeper and missed the ball, and Guido Rodriguez still missed the shot.
As soon as the second half started, Scaloni replaced Lautaro with Messi and Enzo Fernandez replaced Guido Rodriguez. 25 minutes later, he added De Paul, Lisandro Martinez, Joaquin Correa, and Molina, replacing Mac Allister, Di Maria, Alvarez, and Montiel.
After Messi came off the bench, the game finally changed. In the 86th minute, Messi scored a long shot from outside the penalty area to help the team win another victory. Only two minutes later, he sealed the victory for Argentina with a free kick – the ball drilled into the bottom left corner from under the Jamaican wall, and goalkeeper Andre Blake had no choice.
In the end, Argentina won 3-0, extending the record of 35 consecutive unbeaten games (23 wins and 11 draws) in all competitions.