The Argentina of Lionel Messi, holder of the Copa America, easily won the gala duel against the European Champions, Italy, (3-0), on Wednesday in London.
It was a demonstration of South America in Europe as Lionel Messi created two assists.
At Wembley (London), the gala duel between the winner of the Copa America and that of the Euro largely turned in favor of Argentina, victorious 3-0 Wednesday evening against Italy. A scathing result which deprives Giorgio Chiellini of a good conclusion for his 117th and last appearance in Azzurri colors.
“Chiello” would have hoped for an exit from the stage more up to his record of service. But the 37-year-old Italian veteran has shown his age in the face of the technique and liveliness of the Argentine attackers, who did not come to give him gifts for his retirement.
On the first goal, the Italian captain was beaten in vivacity by Lautaro Martinez, forgotten in the six meters after a decisive kidney blow from Lionel Messi on the left (28th minute).
On the second, he was beaten in the race by Angel Di Maria launched in the axis (45th + 1).
He did not reappear after the break, definitively leaving the Nazionale for a one-sided second half in favor of Argentina, totally dominant.
Italy appeared in the image of its tossed captain: never able to match the Albiceleste. Paulo Dybala drove the point home in added time, after a favorable rebound obtained by Messi (94th).