The Argentine national team started with a 1-1 draw with its Chilean counterpart at dawn on Friday, with the resumption of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, after the previous two rounds were postponed last March due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored the goal for Argentina (23 penalty kick), while Alexis Sanchez equalized for the visitors in the 36th minute.
With this draw, in the first match for Argentina after the death of the legend Diego Maradona, Albiceleste failed to snatch first place in the group and remained second with 11 points, one point ahead of Brazil facing Ecuador at dawn on Saturday, while Chile remained in seventh place with five points.
In another match, Colombia defeated Peru 3-0, scored by Yerry Mina (40), Mateos Uribe (49), and Luis Diaz (55).
Uruguay drew with Paraguay in a negative way.