(EFE) – Miguel Borja’s goal in the 94th minute saved a point for Colombia, who drew 2-2 with Argentina on Tuesday, the eighth day of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla, Qatar.
In the 10th minute of the match, which was attended by about 10,000 people, Albiceleste scored the goals of central defender Christian ‘Little’ Romero, a revelation for Atlanta and another goal from PSG midfielder Leandro Parades.
Meanwhile, the coffee team was dismissed in the second half with a fine from Romero’s player Luis Fernando Muriel.
The teams did not retain themselves on the field as Albicelest opened the scoring in the second minute with a free kick from the side taken by Rodrigo de Paul and ‘Little’ Romero advanced in anticipation of the giant Jerry Mina.
Lionel Scaloni’s team took advantage of the Colombian defensive error and extended the lead to eight minutes in a one-on-one match for Paredes, who got on the edge of the area, missed several opponents and sent the ball back to the defending goal by David Ospina, who didn’t have much to do.
Colombia’s reaction was frightening and led by Juan Guillermo Quadrado, who moved across the offensive zone and started throwing crosses, one of which was saved effortlessly by Emiliano Martinez, kicked into a corner by William DeCillo.
That environment began to take advantage of Argentina with Leo Messi and Gio Lo Celso, who were comfortable between the lines and trying to hurt the counter-attack.
Albiceleste approached to expand this advantage in a play directed by Tottenham midfielder La Toro Martinez, who finished and made Ospina shine.
Despite the dominance, Scaloni’s side suffered a setback when goalkeeper Martinez Yerri was injured by Mina, who had to be replaced by Augustine Marcheson, while Reynolds sent Ruda to the field to find that Ruda could better attack his team.
The change served the coffee coach and Muriel created a clear opportunity, leaving Duan Sabada on hand with the match goalkeeper to go wide on a shot and finish the first half.
In the filling stage, the hosts came out like a whirlwind driven by the entry of Wilmer Barrios, Edwin Cardona and Borja, who were penalized for a foul by referee Nadiolas Ottamenti in the 48th minute, then Muriel converted it into a goal.
However, the game was cooled by a rock in the middle of the Argentine court, where both teams had a strong game, where Messi once again made a difference, finding a better partner to hurt the Colombian defense at the Lotto Martinez this Tuesday.
The coffee machine, which had many problems, was able to thank Argentina for Muriel’s speed, Cardona’s vision and Quadrato’s drops, but it found itself with an organized defense and tried to plug in as much as possible. It is possible, at all intervals, to avoid danger on the Marchen curve.
However, after Ospina grew up stopping a clear opportunity for Messi at the age of 84, Colombia equalized at the end of the game with a goal from Borja as he looked forward to a competitive center in the title after a precise center from the right to celebrate the dive, which the coffee growers tasted like a victory because of what they had experienced.
With this result, Argentina was second with 12 points and Colombia was fifth with eight points.
2. Colombia: David Ospina; Stephen Medina (75m, Jiro Moreno), Jerry Mina, Devinson Sanchez, William DeSilo; Gustavo Kuller (m. 46, Wilmer Perios), Jefferson Lerma (m. 30, Luis Fernando Muriel), Matthias Eurip; Juan Quadrato, Luis Diaz (m. 46, Edwin Cardona) and Duan Sabada (m. 46, Miguel Borja).
Coach: Reynolds Ruda.
2. Argentina: Emiliano Martinez (39, Augustan Marchen); Gonzalo Montiel, Christian Romero (63, German Bezella), Nicolas Ottamenti, Marcos Aguana: Leandro Parades, Rodrigo de Paul, Giovanni Lo Celso (54, Exuel Palacios); Nicolas Gonzalez (m.63. Juan Foth), Lionel Messi and La Toro Martinez.
Coach: Lionel Scaloni.
Goals: 0-1, m2: Christian Romero. 0-2, m7: Leandro Parades. 1-2, m.50: Luis Fernando Muriel. 2-2, m.90 + 4: Miguel Borja
Referee: Chile Roberto Dober. He advised Yeri Mina, Duan Zabada, Christian Romero, Stephen Medina, Nicolas Ottamendi, William Tesilo, Leandro Parades, German Bezella and Miguel Borja.
Events: The eighth day of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup was played at the Metropolitano Stadium in Barranquilla, attended by about 10,000 people.