During the World Cup qualifying matches for South America, Argentina suffered a defeat at home against Uruguay with a score of 0-2 on the morning of November 18.
Uruguay continued to employ a mass defensive style of play against the opponents, who were the current holders of the world championship victory. This group consistently made strong tackles, particularly focusing on Lionel Messi, which made it possible for the superstar to succeed in scoring the goal.
Many times throughout the first half, players on both teams collided with one another, which caused the game to be interrupted. Messi was unable to maintain his composure. Following a collision between player number 16 and Rodrigo De Paul near the twenty minute mark, “El Pulga” rushed in and strangled Mathias Olivera, who was playing in the middle of the field.
Argentina’s offensive was a complete and utter failure, and the country ended up paying a severe price for errors made on defense. The ball was lost by Nahuel Molina to Vina in the 41st minute of the game. Ronald Araujo was able to run in and finish at the corner, which opened the score. This was made possible by the accurate passing of number 17 across the field. Despite the fact that Emiliano Martinez made contact with the ball with his foot, the world champions were still unable to be saved.Following the loss, Argentina made an effort to recover, but the attacks of the “Albicelestes” were unable to penetrate the dense defense of the squad that was playing away from home. The host had only two potentially hazardous opportunities resulting from fixed situations, and Messi took advantage of both of them. Twenty-five minutes into the match, the celebrity who was born in 1987 hung the ball in an awkward manner, which compelled the goalkeeper to come out and push the ball. It was the turn of the bar to prevent Messi from scoring his tenth goal from a free kick in the 57th minute, when goalie Rochet was standing still waiting to take the ball.
An increasing amount of time has passed, and the Argentine stars are becoming increasingly impatient. In the 87th minute, Messi made another attempt to dribble the ball, but he was unsuccessful. This time, he became the sinner of the host. A counterattack was immediately organized by Uruguay, which took advantage of the mistake that was made by the captain of the home team. As a result of Darwin Nunez’s lightning-fast escape and calm finish, Martinez was forced to go into the goal to pick up the ball for a second time. This occurred after De la Cruz had passed the ball with pinpoint accuracy. The striker even “threaded” the goalie for Aston Villa, who was playing with him. enjoying playing for Liverpool.