The Argentinean football team has defeated Sweden in a friendly match played at Friends Arena on Thursday. Argentina won the match by 3-2.
The margin of Argentina’s victory suggests that the match was a close one, but, it isn’t the truth. Argentina was dominant for most parts of the match and was ahead by 3-1 till the 90th minute. It was a stoppage time strike by Rasmus Elm which reduced Argentina’s lead to 2-3.
The Sweden team was off to a disastrous start in the match. Mikael Lustig scored an own goal in the 3rd minute of the match and gave Argentina the lead. It was a great start for the Argentinean team.
The score became 1-1 in the 18th minute of the match. It was a fine corner kick by Kim Kallstrom. The ball went towards Jonas Olsson who jumped and headed it towards the net. The Argentinean goalie, Sergio Romero, tried to stop the ball, but, the shot had so much power in it that he couldn’t do much and the ball went into the net.
But, the joy of the home supporters didn’t last long as Argentina got ahead again in the very next minute. Angel Di Maria set up the goal and Sergio Aguero finished it wonderfully.
Just a few minutes later, Argentina made its lead more profound by scoring another goal. This time it was Gonzalo Higuain who cashed on a pass from Messi and found the net with a quick finish.
The home team desperately needed a couple of goals to bounce back, but, they didn’t succeed in doing that.
Although, in the injury time, Rasmus Elm whacked a great free kick from a distance of 30 yards to score the second goal for Argentina, but, that was too late for the hosts.
Talking to the reporters after the match, Javier Mascherano said, “It was a good match for us. We didn’t make too many mistakes. It would have been better if we had not conceded that last goal. However, we ended up on the winning side and we are delighted about it.”