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Lionel Messi scored for Argentina

Substitute Lionel Messi scored his 38th objective for Argentina as they breezed past Slovenia 2-0 in their last World Cup warm-up on Saturday.


Messi, his nation's second most noteworthy scorer after Gabriel Batistuta, had not discovered the net in a worldwide since a 5-2 qualifying win over Paraguay in Asuncion in September.


Argentina's skipper started the match on the seat alongside other key players, for example, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria, with mentor Alejandro Sabella frightful of his squad being gotten up to speed in the spate of wounds influencing other World Cup finalists.

In the 76th minute Di Maria lobbed the ball from the edge of the box to the left where Aguero headed it down to Messi, who had come on for Alvarez in the 57th, and he dinked it between two defenders and the goalkeeper.

"Now the hour of truth has come, the friendlies are over and we're going to Brazil full of desire," Messi told reporters after winning his 86th cap.

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