WASHINGTON -- Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly on Saturday.
Argentina played a lacklustre game without star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with a right foot bruise. The Barcelona star took a knock last Sunday in the clasico against Real Madrid and missed several training sessions this week with the national team.
Messi had tests done on Tuesday, which revealed no serious injury.
Banega scored with...