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Argentina defeats Chile by 1-0 in World cup qualifier, Messi scores winning goal

Argentina Defeated Chile By 1-0 In World Cup Qualifying Game On Friday At The Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti In Buenos Aires.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 24 Mar 2017, 08:13:00 AM
Lionel Messi

New Delhi:

Argentina defeated Chile by 1-0 in World Cup qualifying game on Friday at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. 

South American giants were facing each other in a crucial battle on the road to World cup Russia 2018.

The heroics came from Lionel Messi's penalty that proved vital for Argentina to maintain one goal lead throughout the match.

Messi struck from the penalty spot in the 16th minute at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

Chile had earlier had a goal correctly ruled out for offside before Nicolas Otamendi should have doubled Argentina's lead late in the first half.

Chile came agonisingly close to an equaliser four minutes later when Sanchez curling a 20-yard free-kick over the wall and onto the crossbar with Romero beaten.

The visitors were pushing for an equaliser and substitute Nicolas Castillo should have done better than shoot well wide from a Jean Beausejour cross as Argentina held on.

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First Published : 24 Mar 2017, 08:04:00 AM

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