Argentina and Colombia played out an exciting draw in World Cup qualifying, after goals from Cristian Romero and Leandro Paredes were cancelled out by Luis Muriel and a late Borja equaliser. As Lionel Messi’s side continue to prepare for Copa America, which is set to begin in just a few days time. And leaves them several few points behind Brazil in the WC qualification standings.
Leading 2-0 in the first eight minutes, but Argentina still had to leave the Colombian field with a 2-2 draw, including the last goal in the 90+4 minute.
Borja’s equalizer ruined almost every achievement that Argentina built from the beginning of the match. Before that, the visitors soon led two goals thanks to midfielder Cristian Romero and midfielder Leandro Paredes at the beginning of the match.
In the sixth match in the South American World Cup qualifiers, Argentina continued to impress with its young squad. Lionel Messi and Nicolas Otamendi are two rare players over the age of 30 to start.
Youth and excitement gave Argentina a better start. Romero opened the scoring in the third minute, when he headed high after a free kick into the box.
Colombia reacted somewhat slowly after the first goal. The home team’s defense continued to make mistakes in the eighth minute and conceded the second goal. From the ball in the penalty area, Paredes quickly crossed the corner to double the difference.