Argentina national team managed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating Ecuador with a score of 3-1 at Olimpico Atahualpa Stadium, Quito, Wednesday (11/10/2017).
Argentina’s winning goal was scored entirely by the superstar Lionel Messi in the 11th, 18th, and 62nd minutes. The Ecuador goal was scored by Romario Ibbara in the first minute of the match.
Lionel Messi and his friends must be left first through Romerio Ibarra quick goal. The goal was a mental crush Argentina. Despite controlling the match with 65 percent of the ball possession, Argentina continues to try to equalize. It took 11 minutes for the Argentine national team to make the game score to 1-1.
Messi came out as Tango’s “rescue angel” through the player’s goal in the 12th minute.
Through a beautiful one-two game with Angel Di Maria, Messi who pushed into the penalty box Ecuador able to convert his assist colleagues into goals. However, a draw is certainly not safe for Argentina. They must win the match to qualify for the World Cup in Russia.
Finally a victory was created thanks to Messi. The Barcelona player re-established himself as a rescue angel for La Albiceleste. Messi’s goal in the 20th minute to make Argentina turned superior.
Had faced two defenders Ecuador, Messi still able to scored one goal that landed in the left corner of the opposing team goal.
Argentina continues to hammer on Ecuador’s defense to add to the lead, but several chances are still widening from the target.
The opponent was not to be outdone by launching a counterattack that endangered the Argentine goalkeeper.
However, the chances of both teams still fail so the 2-1 score for Argentine advantage lasted until halftime.
In the second half, Messi again added a goal for Argentina in the 62nd minute.
Receiving feedback outside the penalty box, Messi alone then dribble and release a kick that can not be driven Ecuador goalkeeper.
Argentina was a 3-1 lead and lasted until the second half ended.
Argentina confirmed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Thank you Lionel Messi the messiah.