Argentina’s world champions demonstrated their dominance in possession but struggled to find the breakthrough in their match. However, captain Messi showcased his exceptional form by scoring a free kick in the 77th minute. Speaking to reporters, Messi acknowledged the strength of the opposing team and emphasized the need for continued improvement. The objective for Argentina is to qualify for the World Cup once again. Messi’s goal also tied him with his close friend Luis Suarez as the all-time top scorer in the South American qualifying competition. Argentina’s next match will be against Bolivia. In other qualifiers, Paraguay drew 0-0 with Peru, while Colombia secured a 1-0 home victory over Venezuela. The CONMEBOL qualifiers will continue on Friday with Uruguay hosting Chile and Brazil facing Bolivia.