Lionel Messi. Photo: Reuters
The Argentine national team played a draw with Venezuela in the match of the qualifying tournament of world championship-2018 – 1:1.
Guests opened the score early in the second half, in a counterattack, which ended striker John Murillo.
The hosts equalized three minutes later – the ball into his own goal sent Rolf feltcher.
Note, the hosts went into the match composition. From the first minute on the field in attack came Lionel Messi, angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dibala, and later the replacement came Javier Pastore.
The Argentines take the fifth place in standings which grants the right to get into the play-offs against New Zealand. The fight in three straight trips to the world Cup and a place in the joints, in addition to Argentina, continue Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador.
Venezuela occupies the last place and for a long time have lost chances of an exit in a final part, informs SE.
The 2018 world Cup
Argentina – Venezuela – 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: Murillo, 50 (0:1). Feltcher, 54 – own goal (1:1).
Argentina: Romero, Fazio, Otamendi, Mascherano, Banega, Di Maria (Acuna, 25), Pizarro, Messi, Acosta, Icardi (Pastor, 75), Interesting (Benedetto, 63).
Venezuela: Fringes, Feltcher, Villanueva, Garcia, Chancellor, Figuera, Herrera (Colin, 77), Cordoba (Velasquez, 89), Moreno Rondon (Martinez 82), Murillo.
Warning: Herrera, 10. Banega, 14. Villanueva, 28. Chancellor, 42. Figuera, 45. Acosta, 69. Otamendi, 90+1.
Judge: Tobar (Chile).
September 6. Buenos Aires. Stadium “Antonio Vespucio Liberti (El Monumental)”.