Christian Cueva put Peru 1-0 ahead after 36 minutes from the penalty spot before Jefferson Farfan took advantage of slack defending just seconds after the break to complete the scoring. But what he said following the win may surprise some. The bloke is a footballing genius.
In Panama City, Northern Ireland were unable to spoil Panama's World Cup send-off party as the hosts drew with another home nation ahead of facing England in Russian Federation next month.
Sampaoli was upbeat about his superstar No. 10, saying, "Messi is training very well, he finished the Spanish tournament and two days later he was here, he looks very enthusiastic".
However, he's played down their chances but believes the team is "very good" while "improving day by day".
"People need to know that we are not going to Russian Federation as favourites but we have a group of very good players and we are ready to scrap", Messi said.
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French prosecutor Francois Molins said the father went shopping and then chose to play the mobile game. Macron also handed Gassama a medal for his courageous act which offered him the country's gratitude.
"We have to be looking at the quality of our players - and I believe we are going to Russian Federation to do well - and not the quality of other countries' players".
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor easily buried the shot, blasting it over Placide. We have to win the first game [against Iceland], that's the most important thing because it will calm things down. Messi returned to the scoring column in the 58th minute.
Speaking on world football's governing body Fifa's website, the 51-year-old said: "Messi doesn't get the same support from his team-mates as Maradona did".
"Let no one have doubts that we are going to try everything, as people always ask us".
"We are going to Russian Federation with all the enthusiasm. This is a handsome opportunity and we're going to give it our all".
Is Messi right? Or are Argentina a candidate to raise gold in Russian Federation?