Lionel MESSI scores as Argentina pick up win against Chile

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Lionel MESSI scored the only goal of the match as Argentina picked up a 1-0 victory.

It wasn’t pretty to watch. If anything, it was a disaster but the team won and they won ugly. Argentina managed to win through a Lionel MESSI penalty kick goal and that was about it.

A very unbalanced team which saw Lionel MESSI being the best player on the pitch in the first half for his side. Winning the ball back in his own half, delivering pin point crosses, beating players and scoring the penalty. If Argentina were to do anything in the first 45 minutes (or even the entire 90 for that matter) it was going to be through the captain.

Argentina’s only other chance of the half came when Nicolas OTAMENDI nearly (and should have) scored late in the first half. A Lionel MESSI free kick into the area found OTAMENDI about 3 yards in front of goal but his shot went over the crossbar.

The second half saw Chile on the ball pressing and coming close several times, including an Alexis SANCHEZ free kick which hit the crossbar and another which saw Sergio ROMERO pull off a goal line save. The second half was not very kind to Edgardo BAUZA as he was forced into making two substitutions.

Mateo MUSACCHIO came on for Emmanuel MAS at half time which meant Marcos ROJO slotted in at left back with MUASCCHIO beside Nicolas OTAMENDI. Argentina coach Edgardo BAUZA made a second substitution bringing on Ever BANEGA for Sergio AGUERO. Gabriel MERCADO (who had a solid match and looked threatening when moving forward) had to be substituted off on a stretcher with Facundo RONAGLIA coming on.

Argentina kept dropping back and Chile applied pressure as the match went on but were unable to find a goal.

Suspensions:

Both Javier MASCHERANO and Gonzalo HIGUAIN picked up yellow cards which means they are both out for Argentina’s match on Tuesday against Bolivia.

The win means Argentina are now in third place in the South American standings, one point behind second place Uruguay.

Argentina World Cup standings

Argentina are currently in third place in the South American standings.

14 Comments

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  3. Profile photo of ManuelManuel

    i dont know what to say bout this match…it was horrible to say the least…oh my god…plz send aguero to hell and di Maria with him…but ist hard for me to find a proper Formation…we lack Talent in defence and midfield…ist so mediocre…i dont know how to fix the defence…the midfield definitely Needs a playmaker…and i would Play messi and dybala behind icardi…icardi for sure is an asshole but he is worldclass, young and lethal in the box….we need a playmaker and two solid Numero cinquos…the wing backs are horrible too…well mercado actually is doing a good Job…but he is old also…

  4. Profile photo of dollon biswasdollon biswas

    Bazua is the Best eneducated football coach in the world….horrible person…

  5. Profile photo of Julker9Julker9

    Very solid performance from Bauza’s team. The team has the confidence now. As both Higuain & Mascherano out against Bolivia, We can use Pratto & Perez.

    Vamos!

  6. Profile photo of ClacKamasClacKamas

    “If I had to rate this game, I’d give it a ten. We won and got a great result. I am extremely happy that we won. The match came out as we imagined. I was proud to see the fight the team showed. I liked everything the team did today. We played brilliantly.” ….Bauza urggggggggggg

  7. Profile photo of karlkarl

    The worst Argentina national team I have ever seen before. It’s so sad that our starting line up is almost the same as four years ago! They were good before, but they are not young anymore. We need a coach who can change this Argentina team completely by bringing new talented young players. I think there is no chance of winning 2018, so let’s give young players more chances!

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  9. Profile photo of Dfox1942Dfox1942

    Would you rather play like crap and lose or play like crap and win?

    ARGENTINA is sitting in third, one point below Uruguay and that is the most important thing RIGHT NOW.

    1. Profile photo of Jack!Jack!

      You’re missing the point. Win or lose, we always play like shit, fucking shit. This isn’t a World Cup where we win ugly and move on. This is a continuous trend where we have played like this, win, lose or draw. I can’t tell the difference. Bauza is terrible. The man makes no changes.

      Masche
      Biglia
      Otamendi
      Rojo
      Mas
      Romero
      Aguero
      Higuain
      Di Maria

      Were all horse shit. They all need to fuck off, especially Maschernao who is a cancer to this team.

      1. Profile photo of Dfox1942Dfox1942

        Sadly, I do agree with you BUT they DESPERATELY needed to win and they did.

        1. Profile photo of Jack!Jack!

          What is our end goal? To play our best football and give ourselves a chance for a World Cup. With the way we are playing, yeah, we may qualify, but we’re going to steamrolled when we face a team that pressures us and could score goals.

          1. Profile photo of Dfox1942Dfox1942

            Again, I agree but I would choose making it into the WC and hoping things will change a million times out of a million instead of throwing in the towel because this team is a complete disaster right now.

      2. Profile photo of ClacKamasClacKamas

        Agreed …. these imbecilic mofos should leave NT asap …Bauza can’t coach Argentina not even Nepal

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