Ibrahimovic, Messi off target as Argentina beat Sweden 3-2
Published on Feb 7, 2013 6:03 AM
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Argentina defeated Sweden 3-2 in an international friendly on Wednesday on a night when superstar strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi were both off target.
Argentina were 3-1 up by the break courtesy of two strikes from Gonzalo Higuain and one from Sergio Aguero while Jonas Olsson was on target for the Swedes.
Argentina had been held 0-0 by Saudi Arabia in their last friendly international while Sweden recorded a 4-2 win over England with Zlatan Ibrahimovic famously grabbing all four goals.
Ibrahimovic and Messi went into the game leading the goal-scoring charts in their respective leagues - Messi has 34 in La Liga with Barcelona while Ibrahimovic has hit 20 with Paris Saint-Germain in France.
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