As a guest on Peru’s field in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, Argentina is expected to easily leave with 3 points in hand. It is important to know that the home team is having a series of poor performances, losing 3/4 of their recent matches, so it is very difficult for them to have a chance to surprise coach Lionel Scaloni and his team.
Right from the first minutes, Argentina launched a strong attack and Lionel Messi almost opened the score in the 4th minute with a dangerous shot from outside the penalty area. However, it wasn’t until the 32nd minute that the away team found their first goal, when Messi accurately cushioned the ball after a cross from the left wing by Nicolas Gonzalez.
10 minutes later, another cushion from Messi after a “clearing” pass from Enzo Fernandez helped Argentina double the gap. Entering the second half, Messi once again penetrated Peru’s net in the 57th minute, but after consulting VAR, the referee did not recognize this goal due to offside.
Final round, Argentina defeated Peru 2-0 and got themselves the fourth victory after 4 matches in the World Cup Qualifiers, firmly building the top position with 12 absolute points.
Huynh Phong | 10:32 October 18, 2023