CONMEBOL brings exciting World Cup football news – Argentina beat Uruguay comfortably by 3-0 in the group stage yesterday.
Lionel Messi helped Argentina on their way to a 3-0 victory over Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Argentina scored two goals in the minutes before halftime, and one of them was an unusually fortunate counter from Messi.
World Cup Football News – Argentina Beat Uruguay Comfortably by 3-0
Eight minutes before the break, Messi floated a 35-meter pass into the area. Though it was easy to intercept, both advancing striker Nicolas Gonzalez and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera missed it. And somehow, Messi’s ball sneaked into the net to raise the Argentines’ lead.
Then, just, six minutes later Lautaro Martinez swung and missed at a chance on the edge of the box.
However, the loose ball, on its rebound, fell into the path of Rodrigo De Paul who made no mistake scoring.
And then, Martinez himself scored Argentina’s third and final goal to make up for the miss. He converted a low cross from De Paul 17 minutes into the second half.
Detailed Match Report
Uruguay took the game to their rivals, with Luis Suarez almost scoring on three occasions in the first half hour. This included one sharp and powerful shot that came back off the post.
Argentina grew as the game went on, though, and Giovani Lo Celso missed a golden chance to open the scoring. He rounded the goalkeeper but delayed before striking a shot. As a result, the ball hit the underside of the bar and the goal line before rolling to safety.
After the home side drew first blood, they never looked like losing an unbeaten run that now stands at 24 games.
Edinson Cavani came on in the second half for Uruguay but it was Argentina who had the better chances.
Indeed, Messi even came close to slotting in his second goal. Substitute Angel Di Maria could also have made it four total goals on two occasions. But instead, he just saw Muslera parry his goalbound shots twice.
All in all, it was an entertaining game that featured only 15 fouls and no cautions.