Messi scored in his comeback to take Argentina on top of CONMEBOL qualifiers
Lionel Messi come back from his short exile and scored the winner for Argentina which take La Albiceleste on top of CONMEBOL World CUP 2018 qualifiers. Before the result of this match Uruguay were sitting on top with 13 points with Ecuador, and Colombia joined them on top as well with their 2-0 win over Venezuela. Now, Argentina with their win are on top with 14 points, and at 2nd position Uruguay, Ecuador and Colombia will be sitting with equal thirteen points after seven rounds of qualifiers.
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Messi scored in 42nd minute of the match when Uruguayan defenders were hovering all around him and he took the shot from outside the box which got deflected by the Uruguayan defender Jose Giminez only to add another goal in Messi tally of 55. He is already retired as a top scorer for Argentina national team, but with his come back he made sure no one reaches to his scoring tally.
As Messi has said, he wants to help Argentina and he can only do so from within the system, and he just took another step, scored on his return and took Argentina on top of CONMEBOL qualifiers. A goal from the little magician proved enough to secure three points for La Albiceleste, but they were forced to play a full second half with a man down. Paulo Dybala got send off in last minute of the first half to give an extra man advantage to Uruguay.
But, Uruguay midfield didn’t look good enough to cause problem for 10 men Argentina. Despite of being a man down Argentina enjoyed the possession and Luis Suarez as a lone ranger could only watch the game from distance as the ball was mostly played in Uruguayan half. Suarez and Cavani both had their chances but they were not clinical enough to cause problems for Sergio Romero.
Before Argentina vs Uruguay qualifier, Brazil took on Ecuador in their home and emerge victorious with 3-0 scoreline. Neymar was the playmaker in that match shows some magical glimpse before scoring from the penalty and setting up another two for new Manchester City man Gabriel Jesus who is set to join the Manchester based club in January.