18th November 2020
Argentina scored two times in the first half and had been unfortunate now not to attain more in a dominant second as they readily beat Peru 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Lima on Tuesday.
Nicolas Gonzalez placed the site visitors in advance with an angled shot in 17 mins following incisive paintings from Giovani Lo Ceslo at the left flank after which Lautaro Martinez doubled their lead 11 mins later when he ran on to an extraordinary pass from Leandro Paredes and rounded the keeper to slot home.
"From the very start we played a great game, the goals came and we created lots of chances," said captain Lionel Messi.
"Happy with the victory, we needed it after the game we played the other day," he added in reference to their 1-1 draw at home to Paraguay last week
The win extended Argentina's unbeaten run to 11 video games and way they live second in the 10-team South American qualifying organization for Qatar 2022, factors at the back of leaders Brazil.
Argentina's subsequent qualifiers are in March, at home to Uruguay and away to Brazil, the only aspect inside the organization to have received all four of their fits to this point.
The pinnacle four teams inside the 10-team South American group qualify routinely for Qatar 2022 and the 5th-placed facet is going into an inter-regional playoff.