Bolivia 1-2 Argentina: Joaquin Correa’s late strike stuns the hosts

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Argentina have ended their 15-year losing run against Bolivia.

Argentina have won their World Cup Qualifying game against Bolivia at La Paz.

The odds were up against Argentina, who were at the risk of getting exposed to altitude sickness.

As said above, Argentina suffered massively in the first half as the hosts continually pushed them in the back foot while scoring the first goal with the courtesy of skipper Marcelo Moreno.

The goal came as a result of a shabby defence from Albiceleste, which had been the context of the entire first half.

Nonetheless, the visitors pulled one back right before the break with the help of a scrappy goal from Lautaro Martinez.

While Argentina looked in low spirits, Martinez came up with a goal following a brilliant run at the opponents’ defence. 

The second half was rather a drab as Argentina played as the inferior side, waiting to hit the hosts on counters.

While the game was heading to a draw, Joaquin Correa, who came off the bench, scored the winning goal, assisted by Martinez.

Argentine skipper Lionel Messi initiated the attack before Inter Milan striker found the feet of Correa, who eventually blasted the net with a stunning strike.

Bayer Leverkusen youngster Ezequiel Palacios had a great outing as he was the only starting midfielder to play out almost the entire game.

The win also put an end to Argentina’s long-running hoodoo at La Paz.

Lionel Scaloni has led his side to back to back wins in the World Cup Qualifiers game, with their previous victory coming against Ecuador.