Argentina vs Guatemala Highlights: ARG 4 - 1 GUA; Lionel Messi stars with brace in Copa America warm-up

Argentina vs Guatemala: Follow for all the highlights from the International friendly between Argentina and Guatemala which took place at the FedEx field in Maryland.

Updated : Jun 15, 2024 07:40 IST

FILE PHOTO -  Argentina's Lionel Messi in action during a qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup 2026.
FILE PHOTO - Argentina's Lionel Messi in action during a qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup 2026. | Photo Credit: AP

FILE PHOTO - Argentina's Lionel Messi in action during a qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup 2026. | Photo Credit: AP

Argentina vs Guatemala: Follow for all the highlights from the International friendly between Argentina and Guatemala which took place at the FedEx field in Maryland. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:40
    Match Report

    ARG vs GUA, Copa America warm-up: Lionel Messi powers Argentina to easy 4-1 win against Guatemala

  • June 15, 2024 07:24
    Full Time

    No injury time and the referee brings the game to close. Argentina romps to an easy 4-1 win with Messi the star of the night, scoring two and setting up another. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:22

    Too many touches from the Argentine front three allows Guatemalan defence to regroup. Counter attack threat defused. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:19

    Guatemala finally gets a chance to put the ball forward. A cross from the left byline misses everyone in the box. The eventual shot is easily blocked. Argentine charges forward with the ball again. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:16

    Guatemala struggling to stay afloat in the face of this free-flowing Argentine attack. Messi goes for a left-footed curler from the edge of the box. Fizzes past the upright. That would have been his hat-trick. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:10
    Messi Again!

    Too easy for Argentina. Too easy for Messi. A zipping one-two with di Maria puts Messi face-to-face with the Guatemala keeper. This time he slots it in. Messi goes level with Ali Daei. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:06

    Three-on-three as Argentina breaks free. Di Maria side foots it for Alvarez, who shoots at goal. Hagen makes another save. The rebound pops up for Di Maria, who tries an audacious bicycle kick. Saved again by a retreating Hagen. 

  • June 15, 2024 07:03

    No respite for Guatemala as Argentina keeps surging forward. Rodrigo de Paul is the latest to make an attacking foray. He slots it in, but is called back for an offside. Messi follows it up with a solo run. But he is denied by the keeper. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:59

    Incredibly unselfish from Messi. He was face-to-face with the keeper after playing a silky one-two with Enzo. But instead of shooting, Messi places it back for Lautaro to make an easy tap in. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:54

    Couple of big changes for Argentina. In comes Rodrigo de Paul, Angel di Maria and Paredes as Scaloni looks to shake things up. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:53

    Argentina continues to dominate proceedings. Guatemala attempts to break free with a counter attack, which is quickly snuffed out by the Argentine defence. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:51

    Superb attacking move with Messi at the heart of it. The ball eventually gets to Nico Gonzalez inside the box. He takes a touch and shoots. Good block by Morales. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:47

    Guatemala with a chance to put the ball into the box after a foul by Molina in the defensive half. Morales eventually gets the shot away. But it is narrowly wide of the left top corner. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:44

    Argentina continues to dominate possession. Crisp passing from the South American side. Martinez fails to control a quick pass from Messi, allowing Guatemala to clear their lines. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:40

    Long ball forward for Argentina. Messi puts Carboni through. The winger gets to the byline but can’t find the right cut back. Guatemala regroup. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:38
    Second Half begins

    Second half begins with Guatemala kicking the action off. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:18

    What a phase of play. Lionel Messi thumps the freekick against the left hand post following which the ball is played in again, Lautaro’s acrobatic bicycle attempt then thunders off the crossbar. Lisandro has the ball in the net at the end of all this but the refree blows for a foul. 

    End of the first half. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:16

    A freekick to Argentina at the edge of the area after the defender clatters into Martinez while looking to head the ball away.

  • June 15, 2024 06:13
    41’ ARG 2 - 1 GUA

    Lautaro one-on-one with the keeper, tries to put the ball past him. Doesn’t count anyway as the linesman has his flag up for offside. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:11
    39’ Lautaro scores!!

    GOAL!! Lautaro Martinez calmly slots in the penalty to the bottom left corner to give Argentina the lead!

    ARG 2 - 1 GUA

  • June 15, 2024 06:10
    38’ Penalty to Argentina!

    Penalty!! Carboni is taken down in the box after a searing run down the right flank. It was Samayoa with the tackle. Can’t complain a lot about that.

  • June 15, 2024 06:09
    37’ ARG 1 - 1 GUA

    Lisandro Martinez plays a lovely ball in between the lines to Messi. His shot is deflected off the legs of the defender and is out for a corner. 

    Deep delivery is headed back into the danger area but Lautaro’s shot is deflected behind again.

  • June 15, 2024 06:07

    Quick feet from Carboni on the right wing to play in Nahuel Molina. His low cross is deflected behind for a corner. There are appeals for handball but the referee waves them away. 

    Hagen punches the resultant corner away.

  • June 15, 2024 06:05

    Argentina with more control over the ball now. Short passes between the midfielders and defenders but no real penetration possible. 

  • June 15, 2024 06:02
    30’ ARG 1 - 1 GUA

    Yellow card for Marco Dominguez for his incessant fouling on Messi. Completely unnecessary that from the midfielder.

    Messi fires the freekick on target but the keeper is up to the task.

  • June 15, 2024 06:00

    Argentina try to conjure up another chance as Messi switches the ball left to Nico. He plays a ball in to the middle but it is put out for a corner. Samayoa rises to head the incoming corner from Messi and clear the danger.

  • June 15, 2024 05:56
    The man is at it again. This time with a touch of fortune!

    Lionel Messi scores against Guatemala to narrow lead against Cristiano Ronaldo before Copa America 2024

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored against Guatemala on Saturday to increase his international goals tally, thereby narrowing the lead with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has the most goals on the global stage.

  • June 15, 2024 05:54

    Fresh wave of attack from Guatemala. Santis makes a darting run into the box down the right flank but the ball in is not strong enough.

  • June 15, 2024 05:53

    First yellow card of the game for Nicolas Otamendi. Quite a cynical one, diving in on the opponent. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:49
    17’ ARG 1 - 1 GUA

    Argentina lose the ball in midfield. Guatemala turns it wide and puts a cross in but the defence does enough to deal with it. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:46
    14’ ARG 1 - 1 GUA

    Chance for Guatemala!! Emi Martinez comes out of the box to clear a ball in. Kicks it straight into the path of a Guatemalan player who’s attempted lob is just over the bar. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:43
    12’ Messi equalises!!

    GOAL!! Quick turnaround for La Albiceleste and its the main man, Lionel Messi. An absolute shocker from the keeper Hagen who kicks it straight at Messi. He has an empty net to turn it into. 

    ARG 1 - 1 GUA

  • June 15, 2024 05:41

    Argentina keen on increasing the intensity of play and move forward but Guatemala are managing to maintain possession in the middle of the park. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:39
    7’ ARG 0 - 1 GUA

    Argentina with a spring in their step after conceding an early goal. Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez try a one-two near the penalty box but the defender reads it and clears. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:36
    5’ Guatemala scores!! Lisandro Martinez (OG)

    GOAL!! Guatemala has taken a shock lead!! A cross in from a freekick on the left. The initial touch from the Guatemala player is saved by Martinez but the rebound rolls in. The goal has been awarded to Lisandro Martinez.

    ARG 0 - 1 GUA

  • June 15, 2024 05:35
    Kick Off!

    We are underway in the friendly game between Argentina and Guatemala at the FedEx field in Maryland. Argentina sporting the dark blue kit while Guatemala are in its white kit with light blue stripe.

  • June 15, 2024 05:27
    Almost Time!

    The players make their way out to the middle. Time for the national anthems of both teams. 

  • June 15, 2024 05:24
    Head-to-Head record

    Matches: 2

    Argentina wins: 2

    Guatemala wins: 0

    Latest Result: Argentina 3 - 0 Guatemala (2018)

  • June 15, 2024 05:11
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  • June 15, 2024 05:03
    Argentina full squad for pre-Copa friendlies



  • June 15, 2024 04:55
    Argentina Line-up

    Emiliano Martinez, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Giovani Lo Celso, Nahuel Molina, Valentin Carboni, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi (C), Nicolas Gonzalez

  • June 15, 2024 04:42
    Guatemala Line-up

    Nicholas Hagen, Jose Ardon, Jose Pinto (C), Jose Morales, Nicholas Samayoa, Marco Dominguez, Oscar Castellanos, Jonathan Franco, Oscar Santis, Elmer Cardoza, Rubio Rubin

  • June 15, 2024 04:30
    Contender Watch: Brazil held by the USA

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    Brazil drew 1-1 with the United States in a friendly in Orlando on Wednesday in a final tune-up for both sides ahead of the Copa America.

  • June 15, 2024 04:21

    When and where will the international friendly between Argentina and Guatemala kick-off?

    The international friendly between Argentina and Guatemala will kick-off at 5:30 AM IST on Saturday, June 14, at the FedEx Stadium in Maryland.

    Where to watch international friendly between Argentina and Guatemala in India?

    Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast or live streaming of the match in India. You can follow the match on the Sportstar website.

  • June 15, 2024 04:11
    Stay Tuned

    Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live updates from the pre-Copa America 2024 friendly between Guatemala and Argentina. Stay Tuned for all live updates and commentary from the game. 

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