The Argentine national football team missed a golden opportunity to regain the tone of victories in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and fell into the trap of a 2-2 draw with its Colombian host, today, Wednesday, in the eighth round of the qualifiers.
The Peruvian team got rid of the cycle of negative results in the qualifiers, and the team achieved its first victory in these qualifiers by defeating its Ecuadorian host 2-1 in the same round, which witnessed a negative tie between Venezuela and Uruguay.The Corona pandemic caused the postponement of the matches of the fifth and sixth rounds of the qualifiers, which were scheduled for last March.
The Argentine “Tango” was on its way to beat its Colombian hosts with two goals scored by Cristian Romero and Leandro Paredes in the third and eighth minutes, compared to a goal scored by Luis Muriel from a penalty kick in the 51st minute.
But the Colombian team snatched the equalizer in the deadly time, with a goal scored by Miguel Borja in the fifth minute of overtime for the match.
The Argentine team raised its score to 12 points in second place in the qualifying table, compared to eight points for Colombia in fifth place.
Peru beat Ecuador with two goals scored by Christian Cueva and Luis Advincula in the 63rd and 88th minutes, compared to a goal scored by Gonzalo Plata in the last minute of the match after the longest half ended in a goalless draw.
The Peruvian team raised its score to four points, but remained in the last tenth place in the qualifiers table, with a goal difference only behind Bolivia and Venezuela, and the Ecuadorean team stuck to nine points in third place.
Venezuela and Uruguay tied 0-0, bringing Uruguay to eight points in fourth place.