It was not a happy return to the argentine national team Lionel Messi, since verdensstjernen Friday made a comeback on the nationalmandskabet in a test against Venezuela.
Barcelona-the profile and the rest of the argentine team lost so 1-3 to the venezuelans on neutral venue in Madrid.
Messi said goodbye to the national team after Argentina's disappointing WORLD cup in Russia in the summer, but he is now back, after that the national coach Lionel Scaloni statement, the five-time Ballon d'or winner for Friday's match as well as yet another health scare on Tuesday against Morocco.
But the sprightly attacker had to see Venezuela get flying from the start on Friday and open målscoringen after only six minutes, when Newcastle striker Salomón Rondón showed great ball control by taking a high ball down the field and kick it over Franco Armani in the target.
It was 2-0 shortly before the break at Wanda Metropolitano, which normally is the home stadium of Atlético Madrid. This time by Jhon Murillo, which broadened the venezuelanernes lead with an impressive shot from the edge of the field.
A quarter of an hour into the second half got Messi and Argentina little hope, as Lautaro Martinez after a quick changeover, reduced to 1-2.
But Venezuela turned off the group dreams of a reduction, as Joseph Martinez with a quarter back of the regular playing time on the penalty kick made it 3-1.
Messi played Friday its 129. battle of the argentine national team and has scored 65 goals, which is the record in Argentina. The country has played six games in messi's absence.