Angel Di Maria’s purpose on Friday put Argentina at the verge of qualifying for subsequent 12 months’s Global Cup in Qatar as Lionel Messi was once at the bench for the 1-0 win away to Uruguay.
Messi was once most effective referred to as upon via trainer Lionel Scaloni to play the general quarter of an hour as he made his comeback from knee and hamstring problems that noticed him pass over Paris Saint-Germain’s remaining two suits.
Di Maria’s chic early end on the Campeon del Siglo stadium in Montevideo was once the adaptation between the perimeters in a fit ruled via Uruguay.
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The end result way Argentina — which is unbeaten in 26 suits — will qualify for the Global Cup finals if it beats Brazil on Tuesday and any one in all Colombia, Chile or Uruguay fails to win.
“This crew has nice braveness and whilst you don’t play smartly, you continue to need to win,” stated Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
“Successful these days was once an enormous step. We deserve it as a result of we paintings very exhausting.”
The defeat left Uruguay in a Global Cup play-off spot, at the back of Colombia and Chile within the ultimate two computerized qualification place on purpose distinction.
The end result: Uruguay 0 misplaced to Argentina 1 (Di Maria 7).