Photo: Messi and Argentina lead South American 2014 World Cup qualifiers with 4-0 win against Ecuador
With a 4-0 win over Ecuador, Lionel Messi and the Argentina ball club trampled Ecuador at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Coach Alejandro Sabella saw the decision to play his top four players Saturday, as together they scored 3 goals in just half an hour.
Sergio Aguero, who plays for Manchester City when not with Argentina’s world team, celebrated his 24th birthday with the first goal of the season at the 20 minute mark.
Nine minutes later came Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, followed by superstar Messi two minutes after that.
Fifteen minutes from the end, winger Angel Di Maria sealed the deal with the fourth and final goal of the match.
Next week, Argentina will play against the U.S. in a friendly in Brazil.
And though speculation continues about whether Messi and long time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo are expecting their first child, no confirmation has been given from either. However, Messi did fuel the rumor mill flames when he stuffed a soccer ball up his shirt on Saturday and walked around with a “pregnant belly”. You trying to tell us something, Leo?