Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco one week from groin picking up injury in the shock 3-1 defeat Venezuela on Friday as he showed up since the 2018 World Cup.

Barcelona star Messi started the fixture following a self-imposed eight-month exile in which he missed six friendlies since the tournament in Russia, which they exited in the last 16 at the hands of eventual champions France.

The Argentine Football Federation tweeted the damage update following the misfortune at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano arena.

Salomon Rondon and Jhon Murillo gave Venezuela a two-objective favorable position at the break.

Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez split the deficiency before Josef Martinez scored from the spot to guarantee the crown jewels in the benevolent.

Messi’s 129th top began inadequately as Newcastle forward Rondon controlled a long ball before pounding home a half-volley past Argentine goalkeeper Franco Armani.

The pick of the objectives came as 23-year-old Murillo scored for just a third time in 17 internationals.

He got the ball on the edge of the case, was given a lot of room by the Albiceleste protection and the winger terminated home effectively past Armani with a moment left of the main half

Argentina’s Martinez gave his side some expectation on the hour mark as Messi discovered Giovanni Lo Celso who played in the Inter forward to wrap up.

Rafael Dudamel’s side, positioned 32nd on the planet, asserted a third after Martinez was stumbled in the case.

The Atlanta United aggressor avoided up to take the punishment, sending Armani the incorrect method to score with 15 minutes remaining.

Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez halved the deficit before Josef Martinez scored from the spot to claim the spoils in the friendly.


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