Paraguay 0-0 Argentina

Argentina remain winless and goalless following a 0-0 draw against Paraguay in Asuncion, a result that at least gave them their first point of the campaign.La Albiceleste fashioned several chances but failed to take any of them, undermining an otherwise impressive display against a combative Albirroja side that battled for every ball but struggled to create openings of their own. (13 OCT 2015)

Paraguay 0-0 Argentina

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Argentina 0-2 Ecuador

Ecuador sprang the surprise of the opening day, snatching their first qualifying triumph on Argentinian soil in seven attempts, courtesy of late strikes by Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo. The 2-0 defeat was La Albiceleste’s first reverse in 40 world-finals preliminary matches in Buenos Aires, a run stretching back to the famous 5-0 defeat to Colombia in 1993. “I’m having a job finding anything positive to take away from the game,” lamented Argentina coach Gerardo Martino. “Ecuador were superior to us in every department.” (08 OCT 2015)

Argentina 0-2 Ecuador