Argentina without Messi beat Chile in the World Cup qualifiers

Argentina without Messi beat Chile in the World Cup qualifiers

Argentina scored an important victory over Chile, 2-1, in the match that took place between them at dawn on Friday, in the fifteenth round of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup.

Captain Di Maria “in the absence of Messi” scored the goal for Argentina in the 9th minute after a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, which Chilean goalkeeper Claudo Bravo failed to address.

Striker Ben Brereton equalized for Chile in the 20th minute, after he took advantage of a wonderful cross that headed him over the Argentine goalkeeper Martinez.

Lautaro Martinez re-advanced Argentina again in the 34th minute from a follow-up shot from De Paul, which was blocked by Bravo, to find Martinez in the follow-up and put it in the net.

Chile tried to equalize, but all their attacks stopped at the Argentine defense and the giant goalkeeper Martinez, who saved the samba stars from more than one goal.

With this result, the Argentine team raised its score to 32 points, in second place behind Brazil with 4 points, from winning in 9 matches, drawing in 5 matches without losing, while Chile fell to seventh place with 16 points, after winning 4 matches, drawing in the same number. , lost in 7 encounters.

Argentina qualified for the World Cup, to be held in Qatar next year, with Brazil, and there are two places left for direct qualification in the South American qualifiers, as well as a ticket to the playoffs, where the first 4 teams qualify directly, and the fifth goes to the global playoff.

And Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the Argentine national team, preferred to exclude Lionel Messi, after ensuring qualification for his rest, after he was infected with the Corona virus.

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