|Argentina National Soccer team 2012. Credit to football galleries|
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Lionel Messi netted a brace and Sergio Aguero score the other in Argentina 3-0 victory against Uruguay in Brazil 2014 World cup qualifier. The Barcelona star scored his 6th goals and level the score with Argentina team mate Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suárez. Sergio Aguero scored the other goal following great effort by Angel Di Maria. Messi have been in great form for international game and was delighted with another three points: "We mustn't forget that Uruguay are the last Copa America champions, therefore this was a big triumph………" He said.
Oscar Tabarez was without injured Diego Perez and suspended Alvaro Pereira but Argentina were strong to avoid threat from top strikers Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani. Argentina leads the group with 17 points ahead of Ecuador and Colombia by one point. Ecuador beats 9 men Chile 3-, Felipe Caicedo score twice. Colombia hit man, Radamel Falcao scores both 2 goals in 2-0 victory against Paraguay. Loss to Argentina means, Uruguay seat on final automatic qualification position with 12 points same as fifth placed Chile.
The results means in 222 competition and international friendlies, Argentina have won 100 vs 66 for Uruguay. But the trophies counts is still on favor of Uruguay with 19 trophies (2 world cup, 15 Copa America and 2 olympic) vs Argentina’s 16 trophies (2 World cups, 13 Copa America and 1 Olympic).
Argentina vs Uruguay Video Highlights all goals 3-0