Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni insisted that there were positives to take from Friday night's humiliating 3-1 loss to Venezuela.

"The game will be useful for us," he told journalists at a post-match press conference.

"Looking at it from a future standpoint, I think it's better that we make these kind of errors now and that they don't happen again. We learned a lot from this game," he added.

Venezuela had a dream start, with Salomon Rondon putting them ahead after six minutes. Jhon Murillo doubled the lead just before half-time.

Lautaro Martinez pulled a goal back, but Josef Martinez added Venezuela's third with a penalty.

Lionel Messi's comeback also ended in calamity, with the Barcelona forward picking up a groin injury.

Argentina move on to Morocco next with a friendly scheduled for Tuesday night, their final warm-up game before this summer's Copa America.

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