World Cup qualifiers review

Messi and Higuain keep Argentina top

March 23, 2013
Argentina brushed aside Venezuela 3-0 to remain top of the CONMEBOL standings in World Cup qualification.

Two goals from Gonzalo Higuain plus a Lionel Messi penalty handed Argentina a convincing win in Buenos Aires on Friday night. Real Madrid striker Higuain scored in either half, with Barcelona forward Messi converting from the spot a minute before the interval.

Argentina controlled the tempo from the outset, looking to find gaps in the visitors' defence at every opportunity. ...

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