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2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Lionel Messi scores unusual goal as Argentina beat Luis Suarez’s Uruguay, Watch

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Lionel Messi scores uncommon objective as Argentina beat Luis Suarez’s Uruguay, Watch | Soccer Information

Two objectives within the minutes earlier than half time, considered one of them an unusually lucky counter from Lionel Messi, helped Argentina on their approach to a cushty 3-0 win over Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday (October 10). Eight minutes earlier than the break Messi floated a 35-meter cross into the realm but it surely was missed by each advancing striker Nicolas Gonzalez and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and in some way sneaked into the online.
Six minutes later Lautaro Martinez swung and missed at an opportunity on the sting of the field however the free ball fell into the trail of Rodrigo De Paul who made no mistake. Martinez made up for the miss when he transformed a low cross from De Paul 17 minutes into the second half.
Watch Lionel Messi’s objective right here…
Messi’s objective from the stands
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The win, mixed with Brazil’s 0-0 draw at Colombia earlier within the day, narrows the hole between leaders Brazil and second-placed Argentina to 6 factors on the high of the 10-team South American qualifying group. The highest 4 groups qualify routinely for Qatar and the fifth-placed aspect go into an inter-regional playoff.
Uruguay, who ended the day fourth within the 10-team desk, have been unbeaten in eight matches coming into Sunday’s match. They took the sport to their rivals, with Luis Suarez coming shut on three events within the first half hour, together with one thunderous shot that got here again off the submit.
Argentina grew as the sport went on, although, and Giovani Lo Celso missed a golden probability to open the scoring when he rounded the goalkeeper however delayed earlier than putting a shot that hit the underside of the bar and the objective line earlier than rolling to security. After the house aspect drew first blood they by no means seemed like shedding an unbeaten run that now stands at 24 video games.
Edinson Cavani got here on within the second half for Uruguay but it surely was Argentina who had the higher probabilities in an entertaining recreation that featured solely 15 fouls and no cautions. Messi got here near getting his second and substitute Angel Di Maria might have made it 4 on two events solely to twice see Muslera parry his goalbound pictures.
(With Reuters inputs)

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