Ecuador vs. Argentina: Six Things We Learned from World Cup Qualifier

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Ecuador vs. Argentina: Six Things We Learned from World Cup Qualifier
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Mascherano had a moment of madness against Ecuador

Argentina remained top of the South American World Cup Qualifying group standings with a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in Quito on Tuesday night.

In an entertaining affair, the visitors took an early lead, courtesy of a Sergio Aguero penalty, before the hosts struck back via a Segundo Castillo header.

Lionel Messi came off the bench in the second half, but was unable to make a difference on the scoreboard, and Javier Mascherano was sent off in incredible circumstances.

Here's what we learned from an action-packed encounter.

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