Lionel Messi is Argentina’s all-time most capped footballer, but the then-Barcelona youngster’s debut for his country as a second-half substitute against Hungary in August 2005 is one match he’d like to wipe from his memory.
The 18-year-old was introduced in the 64th minute by manager Jose Pekerman with Argentina 2-1 ahead in a friendly fixture at the Puskas Stadium in Budapest.
You might imagine that the talented Barca academy product would inspire the South American side to extend their lead. You’d be very wrong.
See the full Argentina XI from Messi’s disastrous international debut here.
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