Lionel Messi scored twice as a substitute for Argentina in their 3-0 win vs. Jamaica.
Lionel Messi started the game on the bench as all eyes in the stadium were on him. It was Julian Alvarez who started the game in place of Messi, who had cold-like symptoms.
Julian Alvarez would start and Julian Alvarez would score. After great work by Lautaro Martinez, Alvarez would score his second goal for the Argentina national team to give Argentina the 1-0 lead.
Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni did not make any substitutions at half time but Messi was warming up. Messi would be brought on as a substitute for Lautaro Martinez as the New Jersey crowd in the stadium would get to see the best player in the world.
The ball would fall to Messi and with one man marking him, Messi would score from outside of the penalty area to give Argentina the 2-0 lead. The fans would go crazy but Messi was not done.
A free kick for Argentina and Messi would roll the ball under the wall and score. He has now scored 90 goals for the Argentina national team.
It is now 35 games undefeated for Argentina.