Other News

WORLD CUP, Argentina win again to stay top

17.10.2012 11.39 by TM W  read 1886
Source: Fifa.com
© foto di Nicolo' Zangirolami/Image Spor

Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain scored as Argentina retained top spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ CONMEBOL qualifying zone thanks to a 2-1 win over Chile in Santiago on Tuesday.

It was a fifth win in six games for Argentina, who have 20 points and are three clear of Ecuador in the standings.

Messi opened the scoring in the 27th minute with his 14th goal in 14 appearances under national team coach Alejandro Sabella.

And Higuain made it 2-0 just three minutes later after collecting a long pass from Angel Di Maria and firing past Miguel Pinto.

Higuain was forced off with an apparent ankle injury in the second half following a bad tackle by Gonzalo Jara, while Chile got on the scoresheet in injury time through Felipe Gutierrez.

Messi was delighted to claim two wins from the last two matches, adding: "We wanted the six points from these matches because we thought we could made a very important step.

"The tournament is very even. There were some results that helped us escape a little bit, but we must keep working.

"There are some friendly games ahead so we should continue training in order to keep gaining points in March, when the qualification resumes."

Defender Federico Fernandez added: "It was a great game by Argentina. We knew Chile were in need of results but we took a very important result."

Other news Other News
Other news

ENGLAND/ ARSENAL, Debuchy plans departure

Having had a very unfortunate course at Arsenal for the time being, mostly due to repeated injuries occurred to him, French international right backwing and winger Mathieu Debuchy (30), more and more obscured by Héctor Bellerín's developments as a pro

FIORENTINA, Fernandez: "I will stay for some more seasons, then.."

Interviewed by El Mercurio, Fiorentina attacking midfielder Matias Fernandez has declared "My future? I still want to move to Chile, but I also l

SPAIN/ REAL MADRID, Perez: "Ronaldo is a Blancos legend"

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has praised Cristiano Ronaldo with the Portugal international on the brink of becoming the leading&nb

SOUTHAMPTON, Koeman: "In Spain, Barça would be my only choice"

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has told Radio 4G: "If I ever come back to Spain to train a team, Barça is my only choice. If not, I'

AS MONACO, Toulalan before EL Tottenham clash: "We must focus on defence. Our young team need some time, but it's very good"

Attending pre-game press conference before Europa League Matchday 2 group round rendez-vous against Tottenham, AS Monaco veteran half-back Jeremy Toul

SCHALKE, Heldt: "We want to keep Sanè"

Schalke 04 Sporting Director Horst Heldt has declared: "There are many contacts for Sanè, Liverpool are ready to pay. We are not intereste
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510