Argentina edged past Chile 1-0 for a crucial three points in World Cup qualifying as Lionel Messi scored the game’s only goal.
A Lionel Messi penalty saw Argentina to a vital 1-0 win over Chile in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
Messi sent Claudio Bravo the wrong way with his spot-kick after Jose Fuenzalida had brought down Angel Di Maria in the area.
Meanwhile, Colombia looked to be heading for a costly draw in World Cup qualifying before James Rodriguez’s intervention against Bolivia.
James Rodriguez scored a dramatic winner with seven minutes remaining as Colombia got their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 1-0 home win over Bolivia.
It looked as if Jose Pekerman’s side were heading towards a frustrating draw in Barranquilla, until captain James netted from the rebound after his penalty had been saved by Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe.