Argentina travelled to Bolivia on Tuesday night to face the difficulties of playing football in the high-altitude conditions of La Paz. A 1-1 draw, given the circumstances will be seen as a good result.
Coach Alejandro Sabella named a much changed lineup for the encounter, which was Argentinas first visit to the Bolivian capital since a 6-1 defeat under former manager Diego Maradona. That ghost was, at least, laid to rest.
Bolivia will, for their part, be left with mixed emotions. Any points are generally a plus for the side bottom of the South American pile, but at home, wins against the big boys become an achievable objective.
What, then, can we learn from the tie between South America's best and one of South America's worst sides in qualification thus far?