FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Colombia score in added time to seal a last-minute draw against Argentina

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Argentina scored doubly successful the archetypal 8 minutes but could not withstand Colombia’s second-half unit arsenic the hosts rallied for a 2-2 gully successful a thrilling World Cup qualifier connected Tuesday.

Lionel Messi's Argentina held to 2-2 gully  by Columbia astatine  the qualifiers. (Reuters Poto)

Lionel Messi's Argentina held to 2-2 gully by Columbia astatine the qualifiers. (Reuters Poto)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Miguel Borja scored for Colombia successful the added time
  • Lionel Messi's Argentina held to 2-2 gully by Columbia astatine the qualifiers
  • The effect leaves Argentina successful 2nd spot down Brazil

Miguel Borja scored successful the past seconds of added clip to unafraid a 2-2 gully for Colombia against Argentina connected Tuesday successful 1 of the champion matches yet successful South American qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni made 5 changes from the squad that drew 1-1 with Chile past week and his broadside got the champion imaginable commencement erstwhile Cristian Romero, playing successful conscionable his 2nd international, headed location from a free-kick wrong 3 minutes.

Leandro Paredes made it 2-0 5 minutes aboriginal erstwhile helium dribbled done a battalion of Colombian defenders and slipped the shot past the keeper.

Argentina controlled the archetypal fractional but their dominance waned conscionable earlier halftime aft their goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was taken disconnected the tract connected a stretcher with a imaginable caput wounded pursuing a goalmouth clash.

But Colombia lifted successful the 2nd half, arsenic Argentina was either failing astatine the finishing oregon being stopped by Ospina. Argentina's Nicolás Otamendi conceded a punishment and Luis Muriel scored from the spot astatine the 51st. But conscionable erstwhile it appeared Argentina would instrumentality different measurement person to the World Cup with an distant win, Borja's header triggered chaotic celebrations for the hosts.

Earlier connected Tuesday, Peru got their archetypal triumph of the run with a 2-1 triumph successful Ecuador. Christian Cueva enactment Peru up aft 63 minutes and Luis Advincula made it 2-0 with a infinitesimal remaining.

Gonzalo Plata scored successful added clip for the location side, who had a punishment grant rescinded by the Video Assistant Referee aboriginal successful the 2nd half.

Hosts Venezuela held Uruguay to a 0-0 draw, the constituent leaving them associated bottommost connected 4 points with Peru and Bolivia, who are playing Chile connected Tuesday.

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