Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.
In Monaco, Kipyegon posted the fastest time of two minutes and 29.15 seconds, which was 0.17 seconds slower than the world record set by Russian Svetlana Masterkova.
Mexico beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a friendly in Amsterdam last week and face Algeria in the Hague on Tuesday. Enditem
MADRID, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona's Spain international midfielder Sergio Busquets said on Monday that he is not thinking about retiring from international football.
Wang Qiuyi pocketed a game-high 20 points for Fujian, who also got help from Wei Chu-yun's 19 and Sun Mengzhu's 13.
According to Malawi's government, strict guidelines that led to the reopening of schools and airports will also apply to sports in the country.
The Everton midfielder showed glimpses of quality, particularly in the first half, but faded before being replaced by Steven Alzate in the 74th minute at Estadio Metropolitano.
Israel missed a dramatic equalizer in the 92nd minute, as midfielder Manor Solomon's shot hit the post.
BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Luis Muriel scored a first-half brace as Colombia made a winning start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela here on Friday.
Spain coach Luis Enrique made several changes to his side, with David de Gea returning in goal, while Ansu Fati was on the left of the Spanish attack and Oyarzabal returned to action after missing out on the midweek friendly in Portugal after a non-conclusive coronavirus test.
ACCRA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Black Stars of Ghana Friday lost to the Eagles of Mali 3-0 in an international friendly in Antalya, Turkey.