Messi's Two Goals Lead Argentina to Win over Uruguay
CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup Qualifying—Mendoza, Argentina
Argentina 3-0 Uruguay
Goals: Lionel Messi (ARG) 65', 80', Sergio Aguero (ARG) 75'
Yellow Cards: Martin Caceres (URU) 32', Diego Lugano (URU) 50', Diego Godin (URU) 78', Maxi Pereira (URU) 89'
Argentina: Romero (GK), Zabaleta, Fernandez, Garay, Rojo (Campagnaro 66'), Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi, Aguero (Guinazu 78'), Higuain (Barcos 82')
Uruguay: Muslera (GK), Pereira, Lugano (Scotti 64'), Godin, Caceres, Gonzalez (Rodriguez 67'), Rios, Gargano, Forlan, Suarez, Cavani
FT: Argentina 3, Uruguay 0
90' The resulting free kick from Messi ends up being deflected and goes out for an Argentina corner, which they play short and they will look to kill time.
89' YELLOW CARD
Maxi Pereira is the next Uruguayan to go into the book for his foul on Messi right outside of the penalty area.
87' Forlan, who has been the best player for Uruguay tonight, takes another shot on goal but his shot goes over the net once again.
84' ARGENTINA SUBSTITUTION
Hernan Barcos replaces Gonzalo Higuain.
That is the final sub for the hosts.
84' The crowd in Mendoza are now in celebratory mode with the home side up by three.
81' While all the goals were happening, Argentina has made two substitutions:
Hugo Campagnaro replaced Marcos Rojo and Pablo Guinazu replaced Sergio Aguero.
80' GOAL!!! Argentina 3-0
Lionel Messi scores his second goal of the match and this match is over.
79' YELLOW CARD
Diego Godin becomes the third Uruguay player to go into the book.
75' GOAL 2-0 Argentina
Sergio Aguero is rewarded for his efforts all night with a tap in goal.
74' Argentina back on the offensive, this time Di Maria sends a cross into the penalty area, but he is unable to connect with any of his teammates.
72' Forlan starts the Uruguay attack, he crosses into the box, but the Argentina defense is there once again to clear.
67' URUGUAY SUBSTITUTION
Cristian Rodriguez replaces Alvaro Gonzalez
66' GOAL! Argentina 1-0
Lionel Messi starts a set of great passes which ends with Di Maria passing it back to Messi who scores the first goal of the match.
65' URUGUAY SUBSTITUTION
Andres Scotti replaces Diego Lugano, who has come off the pitch injured.
63' That is not the case as the corner is cleared away by Argentina and the hosts are back in possession.
62' Uruguay earn their first corner of the second half and have a chance to stun Argentina with a goal.
60' Suarez tries to catch Romero off guard with a shot from midfield.
That may work in the EPL but not in World Cup qualifying, Romero makes an easy save.
On the other end of the pitch, Muslera makes a save on an Aguero shot.
58' Aguero creates a chance for Argentina, he crosses across the box to Higuain, whose shot hits the side netting.
55' Game has been a bit slow to develop in the second half.
No steady flow has been able to start so far with the amount of fouls in the first 10 minutes of second half.
52' YELLOW CARD
Diego Lugano is booked for his challenge on Romero.
50' Things are beginning to get ugly between both sides, Romero is down on the pitch after a harsh challenege by Lugano in the penalty area.
48' Messi sends in the free kick and the shot by Garay goes straight over the net.
47' Di Maria makes a run down the left wing and is stonewalled by two Uruguay defenders, but in the process a foul is committed.
46' Second half is underway in Mendoza.
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