Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria shone as Argentina beat Italy at Wembley in the Finalissima – a renewal of the contest between the champions of Europe and South America.
Messi’s run and cross set up the opener for Lautaro Martinez, who then turned provider for Di Maria to chip a second.
Substitute Paulo Dybala rounded off a handsome win in injury time.
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini played the first half of what was his 118th and final international match.
The contest is the first between the two continental champions in 29 years.
It is a revival of the Artemio Franchi Cup, competed for twice before – in 1985, when France beat Uruguay and in 1993, when Argentina beat Denmark on penalties.
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- 21G Donnarumma
- 2Di LorenzoBooked at 72mins
- 19BonucciBooked at 39mins
- 3ChielliniSubstituted forLazzariat 45′minutes
- 13EmersonSubstituted forBastoniat 77′minutes
- 12PessinaSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 62′minutes
- 18BarellaBooked at 77mins
- 10BernardeschiSubstituted forLocatelliat 45′minutes
- 9BelottiSubstituted forScamaccaat 45′minutes
- 13RomeroSubstituted forPezzellaat 85′minutes
- 19OtamendiBooked at 22mins
- 7de PaulSubstituted forPalaciosat 76′minutes
- 11Di MaríaSubstituted forGonzálezat 90+1′minutes
- 20Lo CelsoSubstituted forDybalaat 90+1′minutes
- 22MartínezSubstituted forÁlvarezat 85′minutes
- 5Mac Allister
- Piero Maza
- Shots on Target
Match ends, Italy 0, Argentina 3.
Second Half ends, Italy 0, Argentina 3.
Goal! Italy 0, Argentina 3. Paulo Dybala (Argentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a fast break.
Foul by Exequiel Palacios (Argentina).
Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás González replaces Ángel Di María.
Substitution, Argentina. Paulo Dybala replaces Giovani Lo Celso.
Offside, Italy. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Leonardo Spinazzola is caught offside.
Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alessandro Bastoni (Italy).
Attempt missed. Julián Álvarez (Argentina) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a headed pass.
Substitution, Argentina. Julián Álvarez replaces Lautaro Martínez.
Substitution, Argentina. Germán Pezzella replaces Cristian Romero because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Exequiel Palacios.
Attempt blocked. Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.
Foul by Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Italy).
Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Italy. Nicolò Barella tries a through ball, but Gianluca Scamacca is caught offside.
Nicolò Barella (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Nicolò Barella (Italy).