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Argentina vs. Peru : Argentina breezes over Peru in World Cup qualifier

Argentina scored twice in the first half and was appalling not to score more in a dominant second as it easily beat Peru 2-0 of every a World Cup qualifier in Lima on Tuesday.

Nicolas Gonzalez put the guest ahead with a calculated shot shortly following sharp work from Giovani Lo Celso on the left flank. Lautaro Martinez multiplied the side’s lead 11 minutes after the fact when he ran on to an amazing pass from Leandro Paredes and adjusted the ‘attendant to space home.

“From the very start we played a great game, the goals came and we created lots of chances,” said captain Lionel Messi.

“Happy with the victory, we needed it after the game we played the other day,” he said concerning Argentina’s 1-1 attract at home to Paraguay a week ago.

“This is the path we have to keep on going down,” he added.

Argentina heaped on the weight after the break with goalkeeper Pedro Gallese denying Lucas Ocampos with an extraordinary square and Anderson Santamaria mediating in the container to prevent Messi from including a third the counterattack.

The success stretched out Argentina’s unbeaten rush to 11 games and means it remains second in the 10-group South American qualifying bunch for Qatar 2022, two focuses behind pioneer Brazil.

It additionally denoted the first run through since the year 2000 that the double cross title holder has won three continuous away qualifiers.

Peru’s annihilation stretched out its winless race to seven matches under mentor Ricardo Gareca, the Argentine who guided the country to its first World Cup finals in quite a while last time around in Russia.

Argentina’s next two qualifiers are in March, at home to Uruguay and away to Brazil, the main side in the gathering to have won every one of the four of its matches up until this point.

The main four groups in the 10-group South American gathering qualify consequently for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-put side goes into a between local season finisher.

Prior at night, Bolivia was denied its first success when Kaku scored with 18 minutes staying to save a 2-2 draw for home side Paraguay in Asuncion.

Bolivia last equipped for the World Cup in 1994 and was 2-1 up at half time yet needed to agree to a point that actually leaves it at the lower part of the gathering.