In the latest CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on October 18, 2023, Uruguay emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over Brazil, while Argentina secured a 2-0 win against Peru.
Darwin Nunez, the talented striker from Liverpool in England, made an impact by scoring the opening goal for Uruguay, Footballrover reports
Maximiliano Araujo, the left-back and winger from Liga MX Club Toluca, provided the crucial assist in the 42nd minute of the first half.
Later in the game, Diego Nicolas de la Cruz, an attacking midfielder from the Argentine Premiera Division Club River Plate, extended Uruguay’s lead to 2-0 in the 77th minute, with an assist from Darwin Nunez.
Just caught with the highlights of Uruguay match. Darwin Nuñez with beautiful goal & a phenomenal assist as Uruguay beat Brazil 2-0 for the first time in 22 years. Darwin, the difference. pic.twitter.com/KdMHQTJ0tB
— Moby (@Mobyhaque1) October 18, 2023
Argentina, on the other hand, had their star player Lionel Messi to thank for their victory.
The legendary Argentine footballer, who currently plays for the American Major League Soccer Club Inter Miami, Messi showcased his skills by scoring twice against Peru.
Messi found the back of the net in the 32nd and 42nd minutes of the first half, thanks to assists from Nicolas Gonzalez, who plays for Serie A Club Fiorentina, and Enzo Fernandez, a midfielder from Chelsea in England.
In an exciting moment during the game, Lionel Messi nearly secured a hat-trick in the 59th minute of the second half.
However, the goal was disallowed by the match referee following a routine VAR review.