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Argentina 1-0 Peru: Lautaro Martinez’s first-half strike seals slender World Cup 2022 qualifier win

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Argentina 1-0 Peru: Lautaro Martinez’s first-half strike seals slender World Cup 2022 qualifier win
Argentina 1-0 Peru: Lautaro Martinez’s first-half strike seals slender World Cup 2022 qualifier win


Argentina 1-0 Peru: Lautaro Martinez’s first-half strike seals a slender win for Lionel Scaloni’s aspect because the guests miss a penalty in an additional blow to their World Cup 2022 qualification hopes











Argentina are one step nearer to qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar subsequent yr because of Lautaro Martinez as they edged previous Peru.

Martinez scored the one objective of the sport to present the two-time champions victory of their World Cup qualifier, though they did not have all of it their very own means. 

Peru missed a second-half penalty within the 1-0 loss in Buenos Aires on Thursday, delivering one other blow to their hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

Lautaro Martinez was Argentina's matchwinner as they beat Peru 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier

Lautaro Martinez was Argentina’s matchwinner as they beat Peru 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier

Trailing to a first-half objective from Martinez, Peru had a golden alternative to stage the rating when substitute Jefferson Farfan was introduced down within the field 19 minutes into the second half as he tried to spherical keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Nevertheless, Yoshimar Yotun’s penalty clipped the bar because the guests fell to a seventh defeat in 12 qualifiers.

‘People who take penalties are the good gamers and the remainder is luck,’ stated Argentine goalkeeper Martinez.

The win noticed Lionel Scaloni’s aspect transfer on to 25 factors, six behind leaders Brazil, who beat Uruguay 4-1. The highest 4 qualify routinely for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed aspect goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Argentina’s Christian Romero had a headed objective disallowed for offside after 10 minutes and Angel di Maria missed two good possibilities whereas Peru’s Gianluca Lapadula squandered a superb alternative after skilfully chesting down a cross simply metres from objective.

Argentina deservedly took the lead three minutes from half time when Martinez glanced a header into the roof of the web.

Peru fought valiantly within the second half however there was no means again after the penalty miss and Argentina had a second objective from Guido Rodriguez dominated out two minutes from time.

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