(EFE) – The connection Nahuel Molina-Lautaro Martínez guaranteed the Argentine National Team a 1-0 victory over Peru that draws an abyss with the rivals that pursue it and sinks the Blanquirroja in the penultimate position of the South American Qualifiers of the World Cup 2022.
La Albiceleste reached 25 points in 11 games played, since the superclassic with the leader Brazil is pending, and now look in the rear view at Ecuador, third place that has 17, and Colombia, which continues with 16. The Peruvian team was anchored with 11 points, now in the penultimate place.
The champion of America did not need this Thursday the brilliance of her captain Lionel Messi to resolve the match corresponding to the twelfth day.
Molina’s off-hook on the right wing, his association with Rodrigo De Paul, and then his center adjusted to the center of the area was capitalized with a powerful header by Martínez in the 43rd minute.
Until then, the Argentines had insisted on the arrival of Ángel Di María through the left alley, but the visitors were finding the tranquility to close all the exits.
In the 64th minute, Yoshimar Yotún wasted the chance to equalize through a penalty by smashing the ball against the crossbar. The foul was committed by goalkeeper Emiliano ‘Dibujos’ Martínez on Jefferson Farfán, who had entered the field minutes before.
Argentina escorts Brazil with 25 points from 11 games and is going with a safe step to seal their qualification to Qatar in advance.
On the thirteenth round, to be played on November 11, Argentina will visit Uruguay and Peru will host Bolivia.