Argentina vs El Salvador Player rating as Albiceleste claim 3-0 win over El Salvador without Messi

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Argentina put on a show at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, beating El Salvador 3-0 in an international friendly. Cristian Romero, Enzo Fernández and Giovani Lo Celso scored the goals for Lionel Scaloni.

Without Lionel Messi available, La Albiceleste flourished in Philadelphia against El Salvador. Their superstar and 8ht-time Ballon d’Or winner missed the game with a hamstring injury he picked up at club level against Inter Miami in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, and it was up to Lionel Scaloni to show what his side could do without. their Friday mascot.

The pressure was on immediately from the opening whistle and they did not let up for 90 minutes. Argentina outclassed El Salvador in almost every second of the match, from possession in midfield to subtle play in the final third, Argentina were phenomenal.

Cristian Romero put them 1-0 up early on after a booming header from Angel Di Maria’s corner, Chelsea superstar Enzo Fernandez doubled their lead before the half-time break after a scramble in the box. Giovani Lo Celso added Lautaro Martinez’s 3rd assist shortly after half-time to put them on cruise control for the rest of the game.

Lionel Messi missed the game with a hamstring injury that ruled him out of this March international window. La Albiceleste will return to action on Tuesday when they take on Costa Rica in Los Angeles.

Argentina  Salvador Player rating

Emiliano Martínez – 7/10

Perez – 8/10

Cristian Romero – 8/10

Paredez – 8/10

Nicolás Tagliafico – 7/10

Rodrigo De Paul – 8/10

Enzo Fernández – 8/10

Lo Celso – 8/10

 Ángel Di María – 8/10

Lautaro Martínez – 7/10

Nicolás González – 6/10

Sub

Alejandro Garnacho – 7/10
Nicolás Otamendi – 6/10
Valentin Barco – 6 /10
Facundo Buonanotte – 6/10
Alexis Mac Allister – 7/10
Nahuel Molina – 6/10

Player of the match –  Lo Celso( Argentina)

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