Argentina Beats Host Bolivia In World Cup Qualifier

Argentina beat Bolivia 2-1 on Tuesday in the second round of South American World Cup qualifiers — the second continuous triumph for Lionel Messi’s group and its first in the elevation of La Paz since 2005.

Marcelo Martins opened the scoring for the hosts with a simple header in the 24th moment, raising the apparition of another awful Argentina execution 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above ocean level in the Bolivian capital.

In any case, in first-half stoppage time, Bolivia protector José Carrasco fizzled in a leeway just a meter away from the objective line. The ball inadvertently hit the correct leg of Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez and went into the net.

The objective made Martinez the main Argentina player other than Messi to score in a World Cup qualifier since a 3-0 home win against Colombia in 2016. Seven matches occurred in the middle.

Exactly when the attract appeared to be adequate for Argentina, whose players were unmistakably taking as much time as necessary to recover, Bolivia committed another exorbitant cautious error in the 79th moment.

Messi discovered Martinez on the edge of the container. The striker serenely helped plain Joaquin Correa, who beat goalkeeper Carlos Lampe with a left-footed shot.

“We figured out how to run, to squeeze them,” Martinez said after the match. “It is a group that shows a ton of heart, however a ton of minds as well.”

Bolivia’s public group is in a political battle among clubs and the nearby soccer body. A significant number of its principal players are passing on World Cup qualifiers.

Additionally, on Tuesday, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay can rise to Argentina’s six focuses on the event that they beat Peru, Chile, and Peru, separately.