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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Bolivia vs Argentina Live Score and Commentary, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Bolivia 1 - 0 Argentina (Juan Carlos Arce 31')
29 March 2017 03:31 IST
29 March 2017 03:07 IST
PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEP!!!
BOLIVIA 2 - 0 ARGENTINA
A thoroughly deserved result for both teams as a brilliant Bolivian outfit put a rubbish Argentine one to sword. All eyes now will turn to the other qualifiers as Argentina drop 3 invaluable points in what is becoming a quite incredible South American qualification campaign.
That's all from me, Anirudh Menon, tonight. Thank you for the company!
93' Substitution as the magnificent Martins Moreno is replaced by Bruno Miranda - another half/minute chalked off right there
92' Argentina successfully manage to kill a minute by thumping the ball aimlessly forward. By Leo, they've been dire.
91' Bolivia successfully kill a minute by winning a foul and then passing it back to the keeper
90' Pratto hurls a ball deep into the box, but Campos does well to head clear. The ball breaks back into the six yard box where Pratto tries a ridiculous bicycle kick and connects with nothing but the thin air of La Paz
89' Argentina win a cheap corner with Rojo, but Acuna's delivery is well cleared by Zenteno. Banega sends it back in, but the Bolivians scramble it clear rather hastily
87' Roncaglia swings one in, Raldes clears, Di Maria tries to pick the defence with a ground-level pass, but Raldes is there again. Bolivia have been as good as Argentina have been poor. Which is very.
85' A poor, poor pass from Pizarro is easily intercepted by Moreno... before the brilliant Chumacero swivels around Caruzzo and hammers a shot well wide. The man is playing on pure adrenaline now - and implores the large crowd to make even more of a racket. They oblige immediately.
84' Substitution for Bolivia as Wayar comes off for Campos. A move to improve the attack-defence balance of the side... I suspect the Bolivian camp sniffs a third, and real humiliation for the visitors, here.
83' Aguero plays in Pratto, but Zenteno sticks to his man and does brilliantly to block the burly centre-forward's shot
82' OH WOW! Another sweeping Flores ball creates all sorts of havoc in the box, but Caruzzo just about prevents it from getting to Moreno - who was all set for a tap in. Escobar's resulting corner is utter rubbish.
81' Acuna tries to play in Di Maria, but the two liveliest men in
can't combine with each other and the ball rolls harmlessly into the arms of Lampe.
79' Acuna again comes up with a decent ball into the box, but this time Zenteno nips ahead of Pratto to comfortably head it away. Argentina don't seem to have it in them to step up through the gears. They need to find it, and find it fast, if they are to walk away from Estadio Hermano Stiles with something more than a bruised ego.
78' The lively Acuna pumps in a decent ball into the box, but an off-colour Aguero can't get any sort of decent connection with it.
75' Banega is giving it his all... but it's just not enough as Raldes and Zenteno comfortably see it out for a goal kick
74' OH LUCAS PRATTO! Oh Lucas Pratto. The man who is wearing Gonzalo Higuain's no. 9 peels away at the back post and comfortably wins a header that he proceeds to plant hopelessly wide. That should have been 1 back for Argentina!
73' Pratto tries to play in Aguero (
rather inadvertently due to a poor first touch
), but Lampe is alert to the threat and comes out to gather.
72' Bolivia ease the pressure as Arce wins a cheap freekick off Roncaglia. That's his last contribution to what has been an excellent performance as the more defensively minded Justiniano comes on in his stead.
70' WHAT AN EFFORT FROM ACUNA! The substitute traps a Banega ball with a brilliant first touch before curling a shot that looks destined for the far corner before Lampa gets his hands to it. Argentina look much more lively now, but is it all too little, too late?
69' Argentina make a substitution as Acuna comes on for Perez... Argentina are now passing the ball around rather well...
68' OWWWWWW!!! Di Maria whips in a superb ball that a sliding Lucas Pratto is mere
away from prodding in. Easily the best move of the match for the visitors that...
67' UFFF!! Arce and Flores work their way around the left again and find themselves in acres of space. The wingback delivers a deep cross into the box that Rojo and Romero somehow manage to clear between themselves.
66" WOOOF! WHAT A MOVE!! Chumacero slipped in Escobar - who yet again had the number on Rojo. The winger then proceeded to square it into the box, where Arce pulled off a superb dummy that allowed Moreno a clean whack at it. Mussachio did exceptionally well to ensure he got his body in the way what would surely have been goal no. 3
65' Escobar's teasing delivery misses everyone and Romero catches it with ease. He proceeds to hurl it at Di Maria, who pulls out the kind of first touch you wouldn't expect even in a Sunday league match.
64' Rojo skips past Escobar, but runs into a crowd of green shirts. Argentina's pressing intensity has increased by leaps and bounds, but Bolivia are still finding it far too easy to pass it around them. Castro does well to win a freekick of a very frustrated Banega...
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