In the thrilling World Cup qualifier held in Buenos Aires, Uruguay emerged victorious over Lionel Messi’s Argentina by a score of 2-0. The goals were scored by Ronald Araújo and Darwin Núñez in each half, leaving Argentina struggling to keep up with their opponents.
Uruguay showcased their impressive play throughout the game, using their physical and fast players in the midfield to disrupt Argentina’s possession. This strategy forced the opposing team to play at a breakneck pace, making it difficult for them to maintain control of the ball.
The victory marked a significant milestone for Uruguay as it was their first time ever beating Argentina on Argentine soil in an away World Cup qualifying match. Coach Marcelo Bielsa played a crucial role in this achievement, inspiring his team to perform at its best and utilizing Messi’s strengths effectively.
Lionel Messi acknowledged the impact of Bielsa’s coaching style on his teammates, giving credit for their excellent performance to both the coach and the talented players within the squad. Despite losing, Messi remained optimistic about the team’s upcoming match against Brazil.
In other news from South America, Colombia currently occupies third place in the standings with nine points, while Venezuela and Ecuador are fourth and sixth respectively. With this defeat, Argentina has dropped to second place in the qualifiers.