Argentina Finally Gets Its Revenge

Published on 24-Mar-2016 by srijan213

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Argentina Finally Gets Its Revenge

Their defeat at the Copa América final was hard to swallow but the revenge is served.

Argentina went full throttle on rivals Chile as they won this World Cup qualifier, 1-2, in enemy territory.

It was a rematch of La Roja's golden generation against the star studded Los Gauchos. Even if a title wasn't on the line, this had every other ingredient necessary to be a blockbuster.

It lived up to the hype.

The hosts quickly got a foot over as Felipe Gutiérrez headed one home in only the 11th minute:

Like Lionel Messi, the whole Argentine team looks weak at defending those plays.

That flaw aside, though, they held their own as the tide began to turn nine minutes later.

Manchester United must be cursing themselves for letting Ángel di Maria go, and dude just added another reason:

Remember, he's a left-footed player.

Five minutes after that, Argentina produced a  top drawer play that ultimately decided the game:

Gabriel Mercado just became the man of the moment.

Would've come in handy a year ago, but better late than never.

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