Messi's Argentina sink Sweden

Argentina beat Sweden 3-2 despite their ace Lionel Messi failing to get on scoresheet in an open, entertaining friendly in Stockholm on Wednesday according to Supersport.

The visitors took the lead as early as the third minute when Mikael Lustig steered Gonzalo Higuain’s shot into his own net and the Swedes found it hard to get a grip on the game as their opponents retained possession with ease.

Sweden equalised when Jonas Olsson headed home Kim Kallstrom’s corner after 17 minutes, but Sergio Aguero restored Argentina’s lead almost immediately with a deft chip.

The South Americans went 3-1 up in the 23rd minute when Higuain was on hand to fire home after Andreas Isaksson could only parry Messi’s powerful shot.

Rasmus Elm claimed a late consolation in added time for the Swedes as they fell to their first defeat at the Friends Arena, firing a thundering free kick into the top corner with what was almost the last kick of the game.

 

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