World Cup qualifying

Messi stars in Argentina victory

October 13, 2012
A superb performance by Lionel Messi helped Argentina beat Uruguay to consolidate their place at the top of the South American World Cup Qualifiers.

The Barcelona star scored twice and Sergio Aguero netted the other, with all three coming in the second half, to complete a convincing win for the Albicelestes, who lead with 17 points from eight games, one ahead Colombia and Ecuador.

Alejandro Sabella's men started brightly, controlling the ball and using Messi as playmaker. But ...

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