Scaloni confirmed the Albiceleste will be without Paulo Dybala for the match because of a stomach problem, while Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
"I get goosebumps when I remember it: I knew the moment it happened that it was serious ... Going into the operating theater was one of the worst moments of my life - I was panicking and I said 'put me to sleep as I can't stand this," he admitted.
"We are not a strong side. After playing such an intense game, we can improve in mentality and carrying out tactics," Wuhan coach Li Xin commented.
"Without doubt it's an important time in my career," Danilo, who has been capped 25 times, told a virtual news conference.
"It was a very hard and equally balanced match. The initial tie was fair and then we got lucky in the penalty lottery," said Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik afterwards.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Five Zhejiang players scored in double digits. Wang Haimei shot 10 of 18 from the field, including five 3-pointers, to score 27 points. Huang Jiali bagged 21.
Due to her glittering play in the second division, Ji drew the attention from Team Zhejiang, which was just promoted to the top division.
He also discussed Merino and Rodri, saying Merino was "a great player and with a style of play similar to mine, who can play in a holding role or further forward. I also really like Rodri as a player. There have been great players in the side and more will come in the future," explained the midfielder.
Having observed the league games for nearly a month, Jia said he already had a new national team roster in mind, which would be based on the lineup that drew with Australia in February's Olympic qualifiers.