Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria shone as Argentina defeated Italy at Wembley in the Finalissima – a renewal of the competition between the European and South American champions.
Messi’s run and cross set up the opener for Lautaro Martinez, who then became a supplier for Di Maria to peddle a second.
Substitute Paulo Dybala rounded out a nice win in injury time.
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini played the first half of what was his 118th and final international match.
The competition is the first between the two continental champions in 29 years.
It is a revival of the Artemio Franchi Cup, which has been contested twice before – in 1985, when France defeated Uruguay and in 1993, when Argentina defeated Denmark on penalties.
More to follow.
- 21G Donnarumma
- 2Di LorenzoReserved for 72 minutes
- 19BonucciReserved for 39 minutes
- 3ChielliniReplaced byLazzariat 45 ‘minutes
- 13EmersonReplaced bySticksat 77 ‘minutes
- 12PesinoReplaced bySpinachat 62 ‘minutes
- 18BarellaReserved at 77 minutes
- 10BernardeschiReplaced byLocatelliat 45 ‘minutes
- 9BelottiReplaced byScamaccaat 45 ‘minutes
- 13RomeroReplaced byPezzellaat 85 ‘minutes
- 19OtamendiReserved for 22 minutes
- 7of PaulReplaced byPalacesat 76 ‘minutes
- 11Di MaríaReplaced byGonzálezat 90 + 1 ‘minutes
- 20Lo CelsoReplaced byDybalaat 90 + 1 ‘minutes
- 22MartinezReplaced byAlvarezat 85 ‘minutes
- 5Mac Allister
Match ends, Italy 0, Argentina 3.
Second half ends, Italy 0, Argentina 3.
Zelo! Italy 0, Argentina 3. Paulo Dybala (Argentina) left footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi after a quick break.
Speech by Exequiel Palacios (Argentina).
Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás González replaces Ángel Di María.
Substitution, Argentina. Paulo Dybala replaces Giovani Lo Celso.
Outside, Italy. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Leonardo Spinazzola is caught offside.
Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alessandro Bastoni (Italy).
Attempt failed. Julián Álvarez (Argentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a headed pass.
Substitution, Argentina. Julian Alvarez replaces Lautaro Martinez.
Substitution, Argentina. Germán Pezzella replaces Cristian Romero because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Exequiel Palacios.
Attempt blocked. Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.
Foul by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Italy).
Lautaro Martinez (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Outside, Italy. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Gianluca Scamacca is caught offside.
Nicolò Barella (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nicolò Barella (Italy).