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Indonesia vs Argentina summary: score, goals, highlights, international friendly

Jakarta (Indonesia), 19/06/2023.- Argentina players celebrate against Indonesia during the soccer friendly match between Indonesia and Argentina in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 June 2023. (Futbol, Amistoso) EFE/EPA/ADI WEDA

Indonesia vs Argentina: as it happened

Argentina defeat Indonesia in the first clash between the sides at senior level.

The only previous meeting between the two countries was at youth level when the South Americans recorded a 5-0 win at the 1979 U-20 World Cup. A certain Diego Maradona grabbed a brace that day.

FT: Indonesia 0-2 Argentina

Argentina beat Indonesia with goals from Paredes and Romero either side of half-time.

And the referee blows his whistle for full-time!

It's all over!

It's a narrow angle for Garnacho, who hits the target with a low drive, but it's kept out and remains 2-0.

Garnacho shoots!

Sutaryadi saves with his feet.

Indonesia will be proud of their performance against the world champions. They haven't been humiliated and even had their own chances to score.

There will be five minutes added on!

Garnacho gets down the left, but Bahar goes sliding in to win the ball off the young winger.

Garnacho then goes in high-footed on Bahar and is very lucky to not see a yellow for that challenge.

OFF Ivar Jenner

ON Yakob Sayuri

OFF Leandro Paredes

ON Guido Rodriguez

OFF Exequiel Palacios
ON Thiago Almada

OFF Julian Alvarez
ON Giovanni Simeone

Scaloni is about to make more changes.

Ocampos goes on a mazy run on the right flank but runs out of play. It's a goal-kick for the home side.

Indonesia have a free-kick after a foul by Champions League winner Julian Alvarez.

Argentina lead 2-0 as we enter the final 10 minutes of the game.

OFF Facundo Valentin Buonanotte

ON Lucas Ocampos

The Sevilla man replaces the young Brighton attacker.


The Brighton man cuts in from the right, but his left-footed strike from 20 yards out is weak and an easy one for Ernando Ari Sutaryadi.

Several 50-50 balls have been contested with flying challenges. 

And a Mexican wave is going around the stadium now!

It's become quite fiery - far from a friendly atmosphere - and the noise inside the ground has kept both sides on their toes.

Garnacho goes over in the box, although the referee waves play on. There was nothing in it.

Livewire Garnacho is on for his second appearance in an Argentina shirt. 

He made his debut in the 2-0 win over Australia just four days ago. Although the Manchester United man was born in Madrid, he has decided to play for Argentina.

Argentina changes

Here's confirmation of those Argentina changes.

Scaloni has decided to give a rest to some of his stars. It has been a long season.

Argentina are about to make a couple of changes.

Despite the second Albiceleste goal, Indonesia have kept going. A throw is launched into the box, Martinez is way off his line to punch it away.

The Tottenham man makes no mistake!

Romero gets past his man to head home from the corner. 

Argentina lead 2-0!



Martinez has been quiet between the sticks but was made work for that one. It's an excellent stop to deny the defender.


His header is creeping in but Martinez tips it over the bar.

That was Indonesia's best chance of the game. So close!

The home fans are well up for this one, creating plenty of noise throughout. Even the throw-ins are celebrated! A home goal would send the place wild!

Paredes opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning effort from distance.

Klok goes short with the corner, and the cross is overhit. Argentina have a throw-in near the corner flag.

The Argentina bench is full of quality, with the likes of Mac Allister and De Paul on it. Garnacho is also likely to make an appearance soon.

Indonesia send a free in from the left. Martinez comes off his line to catch it. Just the one goal separates the sides but Argentina dominated in the first half.

OFF Muhammad Dimas Drajad

ON Dendi Sulistyawan

Indonesia change

OFF Shayne Pattynama

ON Pratama Arhan

We're underway for the second half!

Argentina lead 1-0

The teams make their way out for the second half.

Scaloni's side hold a narrow lead.

HT: Indonesia 0-1 Argentina

So, Argentina lead at the break thanks to a stunning goal from Leandro Paredes. It could be more but the home side are only losing 1-0 against the world champions.

There's the whistle for half-time!

Jenner shoots! Martinez saves!

The Villa keeper keeps Indonesia out.

There will be four minutes added on!


It's almost 2-0!

Lo Celso cuts the backline open with a super pass... Alvarez takes a touch to the right and fires a shot into the side netting.

Rafael Struick is fouled. Indonesia have a free.

Brighton star Buonanotte cuts in from the right. His low drive goes wide of the near post. It opened up nicely for him, but he fails to execute.

Well, it has been coming. Paredes picks it up 40 yards from goal and unleashes a wonderful effort that flies into the top corner. 

It's a brilliant strike to break the deadlock.



What a strike!

Indonesia win a corner on the left. The home crowd celebrate like it's a goal. 

The ball is sent to the front post. Romero, all alone, heads it well clear. 0-0

Dibu Martínez hasn't had a touch. He'll be wondering why he didn't take his yerba mate.

Alvarez gets up highest to win the header from Paredes' corner, but the City forward can't keep it down and it sails over.

Lo Celso goes around the keeper... he only has to tap it in but Ridho rushes back and somehow manages to clear it off the line. That is super defending. Lo Celso can't quite believe it.

Argentina have a free-kick 25 yards from goal. Palacios sends it well over the bar. It's a poor effort.

The atmosphere lifts as Indonesia get a rare moment in the Argentine box. Cuti Romero comes out to dispossess Struick and the world champions regain possession.

Indonesia, not for the first time, clear an Argentine corner. Scaloni orders instructions. The goal is coming, it's just a question of when. But the home team will be delighted with their defending thus far.

Paredes, in acres of space, goes for the diagonal to Nicolas Gonzalez. It's overhit, but the latter applauds the ball played over the top.

Argentina are playing Indonesia for the first time at senior level today.

The only previous meeting between the two teams was at youth level: a 5-0 win for La Albiceleste at the 1979 U-20 World Cup, with two goals from Diego Maradona and three from Ramón Díaz.

Sutaryadi with the save!

Nicolas Gonzalez has a go from the edge of the area but the Indonesia netminder gets down to his right to keep the effort out. 

All the danger is coming down Argentina's left. 0-0

Argentina win their fourth corner of the game. Lo Celso heads over to deliver. 

His cross is a low one and the home side manage to clear it at the near post. 

Indonesia are camped in their own half, but Argentina have yet to break the deadlock. The home fans are in good spirits despite the early onslaught.

It's all Argentina. Nicolas Gonzalez is played in on the left, but Sutaryadi comes out to claim the cross. 0-0

Palacios plays it wide to Molina on the right. The Atlético Madrid man curls a cross into the box. Sutaryadi punches it out. 

Pezzella heads the resulting Lo Celso corner over the bar. He scored against Australia but is unable to convert this time.

Paredes sends his corner from the left to the back post. Pezzella goes for an audacious overhead kick but fails to connect properly and it goes out for a goal-kick.

Julian Alvarez leads the line for La Albiceleste today. What a season he has had, by the way.

The former River man has won the World Cup, Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup!

Argentina go short from the corner but are unable to break through the home defence.

Lo Celso fires a low cross across the box from the left-hand side. It's kicked out for a corner.

Argentina have had all the early possession as you might expect. Scaloni has made changes but this is still a team full of quality.

Argentina are playing from left to right in the first half. The world champions beat Australia just four days ago. That was with Messi. Today, they take on Indonesia, who are ranked 149th in the world.

Argentina get us underway!

Indonesia are playing in their all-red kit, while La Albiceleste are in their famous blue and white.

And it's time for the national anthems!

With Leo Messi already on holiday, centre-back Germán Pezzella captains Argentina today. 

The Betis player scored a glancing header in the 2-0 victory over Australia in Beijing on 15 June.

Facundo Buonanotte makes his debut for Argentina. The Brighton player is just 18 years old and has a big future in the game.

Alejandro Garnacho starts, once again, on the bench.

Match officials

Referee: Muhammad Usaid Jamal

Assistants: Mohamad Muazi Zainal Abidin, Nadziran Eziz

Fourth official: Aprisman Aranda

Indonesia XI

Sutaryadi, Ramadhani, Amat, Baggott, Mangkualam Bahar (c), Pattynama, Ferdinan, Jenner, Klok, Drajad, Struick.

The goalkeepers are the first to take the field for their pre-match warm-up. Kick-off is just under 30 minutes away.

Argentina XI

Argentina starting XI: Martínez; Medina, Pezzella, Romero, Molina; Lo Celso, Paredes, Palacios; Buonanotte, Julián Álvarez, Nicolás González.

First meeting between the sides

Argentina face Indonesia for the first time today. The only previous meeting between the two teams was at youth level: a 5-0 win for La Albiceleste at the 1979 U-20 World Cup, with two goals from Diego Maradona and three from Ramón Díaz.

When did Messi last miss a match with La Albiceleste?

Lionel Scaloni decided not to call him up for the qualifiers against Chile (27/1/22) and Colombia (1/2/22).

Messi was out of action for a month after contracting covid-19 and his recovery took longer than expected.

Argentina won 2-1 (Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez) and 1-0 (Lautaro Martinez), respectively.

Argentina have arrived and the players are going for their pre-match stroll around the pitch. Time for a few selfies for the families back in South America.

Argentina return to action

We'll have team news very shortly!

Indonesia are currently ranked 149th in the world. Today they get the chance to play against the 2022 World Cup winners, who are No. 1 in the world right now.

Who will replace Messi?

Ahead of the game, Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni spoke in a press conference where he gave some clues as to how his team will play on Monday.

But regarding Messi's replacement, Scaloni did not reveal too much. "Who will replace him? No one. No one can play like Messi. But we'll try to get the team to play in the same way, knowing that it's impossible to replace the player, but that the team is capable of doing just as well with the same attitude," he said.
Alejandro Garnacho follows in Lionel Messi’s footsteps with Argentina

Alejandro Garnacho made his long-awaited debut against Australia and the Manchester United attacker will likely get some more game time today.

Possible Argentina XI

Argentina could start the game with this XI:

Dibu Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Cuti Romero, Nico Tagliafico; De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Lucas Ocampos, Julián Álvarez, Alejandro Garnacho.

Possible Indonesia XI vs Argentina

Indonesia could line up as follows:

Syahrul Fadillah; Sandy Walsh, Elkan Baggott, Asnawi Mangkualam, Pratama Arhan; Marc Klok, Ricky Kambuaya; Yakob Sayuri, Dendi Sulistyawan, Stefano Lilipaly; Dimas Drajad.
Argentina vs Australia summary: Messi goal, score, goals, highlights, international friendly

Here is how Argentina beat Australia in Beijing on 15 June.

Scaloni's men have only lost once in 46 games!

No Messi for Argentina

World champions Argentina face Indonesia on Monday in their second friendly of this FIFA double-header. 

After the win against Australia, Lionel Scaloni will make several changes, as Lionel Messi, Angel Di María and Nicolás Otamendi have gone on holiday after a long, but successful season.

Indonesia vs Argentina

Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this international friendly match between Indonesia and Argentina.

When you woke up this morning you were not expecting more football, were you?

Well, here we are! It's June and it keeps on going.

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