Sunday, October 1, 2023

La Scaloneta overwhelmed Bolivia in La Paz with Messi on the bench

The world champion team Argentina beat Bolivia 0-3 at home this Tuesday, respectful at the height of La Paz with goals from Enzo Fernández, Nicolás Tagliafico and Nicolás González, while its star Lionel Messi witnessed everything without getting off the bench

Fernández scored in the 31st minute, Tagliafico in the 42nd and González in the 83rd, while La Verde scored in the 39th minute of the match played at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz for the second date of the South American qualifiers was, with ten players left for the 2026 World Cup.

La Albiceleste dominated the first half and there were at least three opportunities where they opened the scoring before their first goal.

The first was a low shot from Rodrigo De Paul in the 9th minute that went over the side, and the second was a shot from Fernández in the 11th minute that Bolivian goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra was able to clear.

In the 19th minute, a mistake by local defender Adrián Jusino allowed Julián Álvarez to scare Bolivia, although Viscarra again thwarted Argentina’s attempt.

For their part, La Verde had several options, including a shot from Jaime Arrascaita early in the game.

Historic goalscorer and Greens captain Marcelo Martins Moreno stole a ball in the 22nd minute and managed to pass it to young Víctor Ábrego, whose shot was soft and ended up in the hands of Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.

The first Argentine goal came in the 31st minute through a joint play between Álvarez, Ángel Di María and Fernández, who eventually shot the ball into Viscarra’s goal.

In the 36th minute, the Uruguayan referee Esteban Ostojich showed the second yellow card to Roberto Carlos Fernández, who had already received a reprimand in the 14th minute.

After a VAR check, Ostojich withdrew the yellow card and showed him a straight red, leaving the locals with only 10 players on the field.

Argentina’s second victory came from a free kick from Di María that reached Tagliafico in the 42nd minute, where the defender headed the ball.

Bolivia’s coach, Argentine Gustavo Costas, made some changes in the second half due to the absence of a player, but his team could not find a way to score.

While Scaloneta played comfortably and with the calm of the advantage.

La Verde was saved from another goal in the 71st minute when a shot from Álvarez hit the post and went wide.

However, the third goal for Lionel Scaloni’s side came in the 83rd minute due to a defensive error by La Verde, which allowed González to score, sealing the game.

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