Colombia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi Fails to Score in 2-2 Draw

Colombia vs Argentina: Lionel Messi Fails to Score in 2-2 Draw

- Colombia vs Argentina's World Cup qualifying game ended in a draw with Lionel Messi failing to score

- Argentina scored two goals in the first half with hopes of winning the game, but they ended up sharing the points

- Lionel Messi of Barcelona is looking forward in playing at the next World Cup which could be his last

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Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and his teammates at the Argentina national team on Tuesday night, June 8, threw away a two-goal lead as they were forced to 2-2 draw by Colombia.

Before the encounter, Argentina were hoping to close the gap on leaders Brazil, but they were unable to get the win over Colombia in what was a tough battle.

Argentina started the match impressively and waited until the 11th minute before Rodrigo de Paul delivered a stunning cross which made Cristian Romero score the first goal.

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Lionel Messi would have double the lead for the visitors three minutes later, but his powerful shot was blocked by an opponent.

Leandro Paredes doubled Argentina’s lead after eight minutes when he took advantage of some confusion in Colombia’s box and beat ex-Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina with a fine finish.

However, trouble struck for Argentina towards the end of the game as they allowed Colombia to come back scoring two goals.

Luis Fernando pulled one back for Colombia in the 51st minute before Muguel Borja restored parity at the death to give the hosts a point in the encounter.

As things stand presently, Argentina are currently occupying second position on the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers with 12 points after six games and they are six points behind Brazil.

Colombia vs Argentina.
Colombian and Argentine players in action in World Cup qualifiers. Photo by Gabriel Aponte
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi on Thursday, June 3, had a disappointing night while playing for the Argentina national team as his goal was unable to give his nation a win over Chile.

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Lionel Messi and his teammates wanted to win their World Cup qualifying game against Chile at home and they did all their possible best to get the three points but failed.

Guillermo Maripan brought down Lautaro Martinez in the 21st minute and the referee had no choice than to blow a penalty which was scored by Lionel Messi in the 23rd minute.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner fired a stunning shot in the 27th minute while looking for his second goal, but Chile goalie Claudio Bravo denied him from netting.

Former Manchester United and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez restored parity for Chile in the 37th minute which was an incredible goal.

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