Lionel Messi is expected to bring Argentina to victory over Bolivia
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | The duel of Lionel Messi and Argentina against Bolivia is quite colorful. Messi has experienced crushing defeats but has also won by big scores. Argentina vs Bolivia match will take place on Thursday (9/9) local time or Friday (10/9) morning WIB. From the meeting record, Messi has an impressive record.
Messi has met Bolivia 10 times in his career with the Argentine national team. From that meeting, quoted from World Football, Messi recorded six wins, three draws, and one defeat. But the only defeat that occurred by a landslide score. The crushing defeat of Messi and his friends against Bolivia occurred on April 1, 2009, in the 2010 World Cup Qualification match. Playing at the height of La Paz, Argentina was bombarded with six goals by Bolivia.
Messi, who started with Carlos Tevez in the match, was unable to do much. The only goal for Argentina in the match was scored by Luis Gonzalez who had made the position 1-1. Six years later, Messi and Argentina were able to exact revenge. In a friendly match, Argentina beat Bolivia with a score of 7-0.
Messi scored two goals in that match while the other five goals came from Ezequiel Lavezzi and Sergio Aguero who also scored two goals plus Angel Correa. Messi's last meeting with Bolivia occurred in the 2021 Copa America. Messi scored two goals and led Argentina to a landslide victory 4-1.
Messi and Argentina then continued their journey to win the Copa America trophy at the end of the tournament. Currently, Argentina is in second place in the standings with a value of 15 points, six points behind Brazil, which is the leader of the standings.
The Argentina vs Brazil duel on Monday (6/9) early in the morning was postponed after a commotion. Anvisa intervened in the match and said four Argentine players who played in the Premier League had falsified data upon arrival and should have been quarantined. Argentina did not want to continue the match without the presence of these four players. Brazil vs Argentina match status is currently postponed.
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