NEWS
Friday March 22 2019
Lautaro and Calhanoglu on target

Lautaro Martinez and Hakan Calhanoglu were on target for Argentina and Turkey, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal stalled with Ukraine.

Several Serie A stars were in action today on international duty and made quite an impact.

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez was in the starting XI for Argentina, alongside returning Leo Messi, in a friendly with Venezuela in Madrid.

Although ‘Toro’ was on target with a counter-attacking goal, it was Venezuela who emerged with a surprise 3-1 victory.

Milan man Calhanoglu has struggled to score goals at club level this season, but contributed to Turkey’s 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying victory away to Christian Panucci’s Albania.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his return to international duty for Portugal after skipping the Nations League, but the Juventus hero was unable to make a difference in the disappointing 0-0 home draw with Ukraine.

It was a surprisingly poor start to Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.