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)

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Argentina 3-0 Colombia

Lionel Messi was Argentina’s hero yet again, netting a sensational free-kick and setting up the other two goals to lead his country to three crucial points in San Juan.

La Albiceleste put paid to a four-game winless run and a 202-minute goal drought in emphatic fashion by scoring three in a game for the first time this qualifying campaign. They also kept their first clean sheet in five.  (15 NOV 2016)

Argentina 3-0 Colombia

Brazil 3-0 Argentina

Lionel Messi has lamented Argentina’s 3-0 loss in Brazil and demanded they get their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying campaign back on track at home to Colombia on Tuesday. (10 NOV 2016)

Brazil 3-0 Argentina

 

Argentina 0-1 Paraguay

Without an away win since the opening matchday, Paraguay set that record straight with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Cordoba. The only goal of the game came from Derlis Gonzalez in the opening half, the first time La Albirroja have scored on Argentinian soil in nine world finals qualifiers. Justo Villar completed the hosts’ misery by saving a Sergio Aguero penalty. Without the services once more of Lionel Messi, LaAlbiceleste have now gone three matches without a win, but remain fifth in the table. (11 OCT 2016)

Argentina 0-1 Paraguay

Peru 2-2 Argentina

Despite twice taking the lead, Argentina had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Peru in Lima. Ramiro Funes Mori and Gonzalo Higuain were the men on target for the visitors, who were without Lionel Messi, while Paolo Guerrero and Cristian Cueva, from the penalty spot, scored for the hosts. The draw at least enabled La Albiceleste to stretch their unbeaten run in qualifiers on Peruvian soil to seven games (three win and four draws) over 31 years. (06 OCT 2016)

Peru 2-2 Argentina

Venezuela 2-2 Argentina

Argentina needed a second-half revival to scrape a point against Venezuela in Merida. Juan Pablo Anor and Josef Martinez had the Vinotinto fans out of their seats with goals either side of half-time, only for Lucas Pratto and Nicolas Otamendi to pop up and secure a 2-2 draw for the visitors. It was only the second time that La Albiceleste have managed to come from two goals down to earn a point in a qualifying match, the first having come in 2001, when they drew 3-3 with Bolivia in La Paz. (06 SEP 2016)

Venezuela 2-2 Argentina

 

 

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Messi’s deflected strike was enough for Argentina to scrape past Uruguay and make it five straight home wins over their neighbours in World Cup preliminaries. Bauza’s men managed to keep their historic rivals at bay despite being at a numerical disadvantage for the whole second half following Paulo Dybala’s sending-off on the stroke of half-time. (01 SEP 2016)
Argentina 1-0 Uruguay