Guatemala vs. Argentina: 6 Things We Learned from International Friendly

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Guatemala vs. Argentina: 6 Things We Learned from International Friendly
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As Argentina matches go, Friday's 4-0 demolition of Guatemala was fairly underwhelming. The result never appeared in doubt after Lionel Messi fired his team into the lead, and the friendly encounter lived up to its name as the Albiceleste cruised to victory. 

The win capped off a week of tests for the South Americans, who drew against Colombia and Ecuador in two key World Cup qualifiers. Alejandro Sabella took the chance to rotate his squad, and it paid off as the second-stringers did what was needed to triumph. 

Messi's third hat-trick in Argentine colours inevitably took the headlines, but there were plenty of talking points to discuss at the final whistle as his side sealed a comfortable victory. 

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