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Argentina vs Uruguay Live Score and Commentary 2018 World Cup qualifier

Match venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Full time: Argentina 1-0 Uruguay
Updated: 02 September 2016 06:55 IST - Published: 02 September 2016 01:59 IST
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Peeep! Peeeeep! PEEEEEEEEP! The referee blows his whistle! ARG win 1-0 thanks to Messi's deflected effort. 

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93' SHOT! URU get a shot on target but the linesman raises his flag! That was close! 

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92' Messi taking his own sweet time to get back on his feet. 

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91' Messi goes down on the ground by a challenge from Ramirez. He's still down. 

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90' TIME! Four minutes of additional time indicated. 

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90' Two fans run on to the field to fall at Messi's feet before the marshals escort them off. 

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89' Mascherano goes down to a Ramirez tackle. Free kick to ARG. 

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88' URU speeding things up. Less than 2 minutes on the clock. 

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86' CHANCE! Suarez is fed the ball inside the box but the linesman raises the offside flag. 

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85' URU attack once again but ARG clear the danger through Funes Mori. 

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85' Our footballing ancestors will be ashamed of the way this generation plays football. 

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84' Mascherano does what he does second best: go down to the ground clutching his leg and then immediately clutching his face to get the game stopped. These drama queens. 

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82' Funes Mori is brought down by Suarez in the box. Free kick to ARG. 

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80' 10 minutes to go. Can ARG hold on to the lead? 

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79' CHANCE! Messi tries to find Alario in the box but Godin reads it well and clears the danger. 

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78' URU beginning to attack increasingly better since Ramirez has come on to the field. 

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77' CHANCE! Suarez gets behind the ARG's defence but his effort once again is blocked. URU still have possession, though. 

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75' URU's chance to make the most out of nothing as Godin goes down dramatically on a Messi tackle. Ref's not looking twice.

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72' CHANCE! Suarez almost sends Cavani through on goal but the PSG man is offside. 

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72' Di Maria goes down now looking for a free kick but the ref is having none of it. Throw to URU. 

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70' Lucas Alario comes on for Pratto as ARG make their first change. 

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69' Gaston Ramirez comes on for Uruguay as ARG prepare to make a change as well. 

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68' DIVE! Funes Mori goes down again after minimal contact from Luis Suarez. Comical stuff from him and Otamendi this evening. 

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67' CHANCE! URU are creating multiple chances to score but aren't converting while ARG continue to suffer with one man less. 

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65' CHANCE! Messi and Di Maria combine well in the box but are unable to convert the chance. 

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64' Nothing from the corner as ARG get possession back. 

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63' SHOT! Corujo shoots from just outside the box but the ball is deflected out. Corner to URU. 

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61' So far, Argentina lead in both: the scoreline and the ability to dive, fall and enact beautifully upon contact. 

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61' This game has been more about who can dive and act more beautifully than a footballing match up. 

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60' Funes Mori performs a beautiful swan dive as soon as Suarez touches him. Free kick to ARG. 

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59' Corner to ARG but nothing comes of it. 

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58' YELLOW CARD! Lodeiro is booked for a challenge on Messi. 

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56' CHANCE! Cavani almost capitalises on a Romero drop but the keeper does enough to hold on to it. 

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56' Pratto tries to run with the ball but loses it for a goal kick to Uruguay. 

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55' ARG still have possession. 

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53' Both the teams are desperately trying to score with long-range efforts and the like. 

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52' Corner to ARG as Messi's effort is pushed out by the keeper. 

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52' Messi is brought down and URU have another free-kick. 

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50' URU playing with a lot more confidence in the second half. The extra man on the field is helping, though. 

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49' Nothing from the free-kick as the ref blows the whistle for a foul. 

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47' Di Maria is booked for a late challenge and URU have a free kick.  

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46' CHANCE! Suarez had the ball inside the opposition box and waited for Cavani's run but the pass is poor and Romero intercepts well. 

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KICKOFF! Messi gets us underway in the second half. 

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The little magician is still arguing with the referee regarding the red card just before half time. 

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Argentina walk on to the pitch as a visibly distraught Messi leads them out. 

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We're back underway here at the Estadio Malvinas

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Peeeep! Peeeeep! A lot of drama in the first half. Messi is still fighting with the ref. 

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45' RED CARD! Dybala is shown a second yellow for a foul on Cavani! The youngster is sent off. 

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DRAMA! DRAMA! 

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45' CHANCE! Suarez again with an effort to get the ball into the box but Romero sees it go wide. Goal kick to ARG.