Lautaro Martinez scored a first-half hat trick as Argentina ran past Mexico 4-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday (Sep 10) in San Antonio.
Even without its best playmaker, Argentina handled Mexico during a commanding 4-0 victory in Tuesday's international friendly at the Alamodome in San Antonio thanks in large part to Lautaro Martinez.
Martinez provided the offensive spark without Lionel Messi, scoring a hat trick in the first half and slicing through El Tri's defense with ease.
Leandro Paredes added another goal with a penalty kick, and goalkeeper Esteban Andrada was hardly tested.
Mexico faces Trinidad and Tobago on Oct 1, while Argentina squares off with Germany on Oct 9. Both matches are international friendlies.