Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Messi-Higuain show in Buenos Aires
March 23rd, 2013 12:47AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: South America]Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up two Gonzalo Higuain goals to lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over Venezuela in South America's World Cup qualifying group. The win gives Argentina a 10-point cushion after 10 games. Colombia, a 5-0 winner over last-place Bolivia, and idle Ecuador sit in second and third place with a game in hand.

Messi's goal was his 32nd for Argentina, putting him only two behind Diego Maradona for third place behind Gabriel Batistuta (56) and Hernan Crespo (35).

Messi, who moved to Barcelona when he was 13, has had a complicated relation with Argentine fans, but he was was greeted by a thundering ovation from Buenos Aires fans at Monumental Stadium as he was presented his fourth Ballon d'Or award from Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine soccer federation and a FIFA vice president.

South America Standings:
Peru 1 Chile 0
Argentina 3 Venezuela 0
Uruguay 1 Paraguay 1 
Colombia 5  Bolivia 0

PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
23 Argentina  7-2-1 23/7
19 Colombia 6-1-2 19/6
17 Ecuador 5-2-2 12/9
13 Uruguay  3-4-3 17/19
12 Venezuela 3-3-4 8/12
12 Chile 4-0-6 14/19
11 Peru 3-2-5 11/15
8 Bolivia 2-2-6 12/19
8 Paraguay 2-2-6 7/17



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls get defensive held with Collin    
In need of help at center back, where it lost Matt Miazga, sold to Chelsea, and ...
MLS Week 9: Results and standings    
The Colorado Rapids earned a 2-2 tie at Montreal to join FC Dallas and Real Salt ...
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives