Argentina beats Chile 2-1 with goals from Messi and Higuain
Santiago de Chile, October 16, 2012
Argentina beat Chile 2-0 with goals from Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain in the last game of the year for the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Felipe Gutierrez scored for Chile.
La Pulga opened the scoring in the 28th minute and breaking a difficult first step for Argentina. Romero was instrumental in saving several goal opportunities for Chileans.
Two minutes later the Pipita Higuain scored the 2-0 with an extraordinary goal after a solo run of huge level.
Chile: Claudio Pinto; Gonzalo Jara, Marcos González, Hans Martínez and Mauricio Isla; Marcelo Díaz, Manuel Iturra, Mark González and Gary Medel; Sebastián Pinto and Alexis Sánchez. Coach: Claudio Borghi.
Argentina: Sergio Romero; Hugo Campagnaro, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay and Pablo Zabaleta; Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di María; Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. Coach: Alejandro Sabella.
Referee: Antonio Arias (Paraguay).
Stadium: Nacional de Santiago, Chile.