Argentina tasted the first defeat after the World Cup. Bielsa’s Uruguay defeated Messi’s Argentina in a high-voltage World Cup qualifying match. Uruguay halted their triumph with a 2-0 win over a confident Argentina at home in Buenos Aires. The goals of the match were scored by Ronald Araujo and the in-form Darwin Nunez.
Argentina, the top team in the Latin American region’s points table at the World Cup, knows how formidable they are at home. Uruguay beat Messi’s Argentina at the top of the table in four consecutive wins in the World Cup qualifying match in this region!
The young Uruguayan side beat Brazil 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier before Argentina. This time they defeated the world champion Argentina by the same margin.
Uruguay fought with an eye for an eye against Argentina. Although Messi’s Argentina dominated possession and attack in the first half, Uruguay took the lead with a goal. Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo scored four minutes before the end of the first half. Argentina went into the break trailing by one goal.
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In the second half, Argentina maintained the style of attack and possession of the ball. However, despite attacking one after another, Messi-Maria-Martinez did not see a goal. Messi, who did not play any match in the last one month, was on fire for some time today. However, this footballer who won the eighth Ballon d’Or could not break the Uruguayan defense.
At the end of the match three minutes before (87 minutes) Argentina’s defeat was confirmed by Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez, who is at the peak of form. In the end, Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay team left the field with a smile on their face after defeating Argentina.
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Argentina tasted the first loss in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. It was Argentina’s first loss since the 2022 World Cup loss against Saudi Arabia. However, the defeat against Uruguay did not cause much trouble for Argentina in the table. Messi’s team is at the top of the table with 12 points in 5 matches. And after beating Argentina after Brazil, Uruguay strengthened the second place in the table. Their points are 10 in 5 matches.