Argentina 1-6 Bolivia

Bolivia ended Argentina’s 100 per cent record under Diego Maradona in emphatic fashion with a 6-1 victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying on Apr. 1st.

Striker Joaquin Botero led the charge with a hat-trick that included a penalty, while Marcelo Martins, Didi Torrico and Brazilian-born Alex da Rosa shared the others. Luis Gonzalez replied for the visitors, who suffered their worst defeat since an infamous 5-0 home loss to Colombia in 1993.

Argentina’s misery was completed when substitute Angel di Maria was sent off after only seven minutes on the pitch. Maradona’s team have 19 points from 12 games in the 10-team South American Zone while Bolivia have 12 points.