Bolivia 2-0 Argentina

Argentina, meanwhile, were well beaten by Bolivia in La Paz. Juan Carlos Arce and Marcel Martins were both on the scoresheet for the hosts, as La Albiceleste, who were without the suspended Lionel Messi, went winless for the fourth match in a row on the road, an unwanted run comprising two draws and two defeats. (28 MAR 2017)

Argentina 1-0 Chile

Messi’s early spot-kick did little to soothe the nerves of Argentina, who struggled to exercise control and were on edge right to the final whistle. In gaining a fourth straight qualifying win over the Chileans, however, La Albiceleste moved up to third place, returning to the top four for the first time since September 2016. (23 MAR 2017)