Argentina wins South American battle Albiceleste’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Ecuador.
Lionel Messi’s team made a great start at home. The referee blew the whistle for a penalty in the 13th minute of the match when Lucas Ocampos was fouled in the box. Lionel Messi led the team from the spot-kick. This is the 72nd goal of LMT for the national team.
And if he scores 5 goals, he will touch Pele, the highest goal scorer in South America. Despite leading the ball throughout the match, Argentina could not increase the gap. Ecuador, on the other hand, failed to score. Argentina left the field with a 1-0 victory.
In the other match, Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 with a last-minute goal from Maximiliano Gomez. Uruguay took the lead at home to Estadio Cantenario. Luis Suarez scored the desired goal from the penalty spot in the 40th minute of the match. Alexis Sanchez equalized early in the second half. Uruguay increases the gap with a goal from Maximiliano Gomez at the end of the match.
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