All Goals & Highlights from Portugal’s 3-0 win over Argentina RÉSUMÉN Y GOLES HD (Recent Matches)
In a poor friendly at Old Trafford, Lionel Messi outshone his Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but the latter’s team claimed the spoils when a late header from substitute Raphael Guerreiro gave Portugal a 10-plus win against Argentina.
The inevitable showdown between Messi and Ronaldo, which lasted until the halftime break, when both players were replaced in dismal circumstances.
The Argentine, who struck a post and caused numerous issues, made the largest impression, while former Manchester United player Ronaldo struggled to get into the game on his return to his old haunt, with his only meaningful chance of scoring coming from a shot cross.
Considering the Ronaldo Messi factor as well as the promise of a host of Barclays Premier League players past and present that many of the Manchester clubs were on display, the surprise that ticket sales figures were up in the days leading up to that was considerable game had not been higher.
Six minutes later, Messi almost scored himself, playing a perfect brace and seeing his shot go wide of the near post. The first truly remarkable moment with a Portuguese player was Nani, the man on loan from United to Sporting Lisbon. brought down the current Red Devil Di Maria. Treatment was required, but Di Maria was able to continue.
In, Lucas turned Biglia before shooting over the bar. Messi continued to pose a threat towards the end of the half before he and Ronaldo bailed out. Argentina continued to lead after the break with Gonzalo Higuaín, Di María, and substitute Nicolás Gaitán trying their luck without success.
ExUnited and City leader Carlos Tevez lined up alongside Tottenham’s Erik Lamela but Argentina still couldn’t. to make a breakthrough and came back to pursue them to death as Portugal delivered their sucker punch.