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Peru 2-2 Argentina Report

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The game was a epic one with lot of action,two sides where attacking each other will all their strength.

The score line at the end was 2-2 as Higuain saved his side from loosing to Peru.

Funes Mori opened the scoring for Argentina, but then was culpable for both goals as Peru morphed into a different animal during a dominant second half.

Peru 2-2 Argentina

Guerrero scored and won a penalty for Cueva to convert, with Higuain grabbing the other Argentine goal.

Argentina toiled in the absence of Lionel Messi as they limped to a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against Peru on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Messi was absent for the contest in Lima having sustained a groin injury against Atletico Madrid last month.

 

There were few initial signs of a struggle as Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori drilled home his first Argentina goal in the 15th minute.

But Peru were the better side after the break and record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero made a captain’s contribution with a fine equaliser just shy of the hour.

It appeared as though Edgardo Bauza’s Argentina had stolen the win against the run of play through Gonzalo Higuain‘s cool finish.

There was time for late drama, though, as Funes Mori was punished for fouling Guerrero in the penalty area and Christian Cueva‘s emphatic penalty restored parity.
Argentina – who also drew 2-2 last time out against Venezuela – now have 16 points in the CONMEBOL section, three adrift of leaders Uruguay, while Peru – who will feel they deserved more than a point – still languish in eighth.