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Argentina venció a Trinidad y Tobago en amistoso

Argentina y  Lionel Messi (de azul) vencieron 3-0 a Trinidad & Tobago en un partido amistoso el 4 de Junio, 2014 en Buenos Aires. (Foto: Allan V. Crane)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Con la Copa Mundial en el horizonte, Argentina logró el miércoles una victoria  3-0 sobre Trinidad y Tobago en el Estadio Monumental.

Rodrigo Palacios, Javier Mascherano y Maxi Rodríguez hicieron los goles para los dos veces campeones mundiales, que enfrentará a Bosnia-Herzegovina en el partido inaugural de la Copa del Mundo el 15 de junio en el Estadio Maracaná en Río de Janeiro.

En una noche de frío en la capital argentina, los locales dictaron las reglas del juego contra los Soca Warriors, tocando el balón con facilidad con el cuatro veces ganador del Balón de Oro Lionel Messi se instaló en el centro del campo.

Tras un saque de esquina Trinidad que no logró superar el primer defensor de la Albiceleste casi  consiguen inaugurar el marcador en el minuto 11, contrarrestando rápidamente con un movimiento que concluyó con un remate de Messi inofensivamente lejos de la portería.

Después que Ezequiel Lavezzi  remató una media volea apenas desviado el minuto 20, Trinidad logró tener un buen momento con la posesión del esférico y pronto produjo su primera oportunidad, cuando el mediocampista Andre Boucaud remató afuera.

Jugando en un 4-3-3, el triunvirato talento  argentino de Messi, Angel DiMaria y Lavezzi eran amenazas constantes a la primera. Los trinitarios, se mantuvieron compactos hasta el minuto 44.

En el 45 , sin embargo, fue Messi de nuevo que creó el peligro. Jugando con DiMaria, el astro del Barcelona hizo una inteligente carrera hacia la portería, y su remate fue despejado magistralmente por el defensa de Trinidad Yohance Marshall. En el tiro de esquina, el atacante del Inter de Milán Rodrigo Palacios, logró rematar de cabeza de manera convincente para lograr la ventaja de 1-0.

Argentina regresó al segundo tiempo en un estado de ánimo determinado y dobló la ventaja a los seis minutos. Un tiro libre de 19 yardas de Messi se estrelló en el vertical, el balón le cayó a su compañero de equipo Javier Mascherano que con un toque suave, la empujó al fondo.

Con sustituciones la lucha y el juego empezó a disminuir, Palacio habilitó a Maxi Rodríguez por el tercer y último gol de Argentina.

Trinidad, viajará a Sao Paulo, Brasil, para enfrentar el 8 de Junio a Irán.

 
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